Following on the heels of his globally bestselling debut Boy Swallows Universe, Trent Dalton returns to discuss his blockbuster new novel All Our Shimmering Skies. Unfurling the adventures of a gravedigger’s daughter during World War II in the Top End, the story brims with Trent’s characteristically keen observations, larger-than-life characters and moments of pure joy and wrenching sadness. In conversation with Stephen Romei, Trent reflects on his stunning rise to literary fame and his second novel, hailed by The Australian as “storytelling manna fallen straight from the Territorian skies”.

This event is Auslan interpreted.

Supported by Willoughby City Council. Thanks to David Paradice.

Trent Dalton (Australian)

Trent Dalton

Trent Dalton is a two-time Walkley Award–winning journalist for Weekend Australian Magazine. His number one bestselling debut novel, Boy Swallows Universe, broke records to become the fastest selling Australian debut novel ever and it has been published globally across 34 territories. It is currently being adapted for stage and screen. His latest novel, All Our Shimmering Skies, was published in September, 2020 and became an instant number one bestseller on release.

Stephen Romei (Australian )

Stephen Romei

Stephen Romei is the literary editor and a film critic at The Australian and The Weekend Australian. His weekly literary column in The Weekend Australian is ‘A Pair of Ragged Claws’.