Trent Dalton

Trent Dalton Sun 21 Feb His Majesty's Theatre Sun 21 Feb His Majesty's Theatre $19
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Sun 21 Feb at His Majesty's Theatre, from $19

Trent Dalton’s bestselling novel Boy Swallows Universe took Australia, and the world, by storm. Now he’s back with All Our Shimmering Skies. The little girl at the heart of Trent’s latest novel speaks to the sky and tells it her dreams, letting the reader in on her hopes and fears – and she has lots of them. Join us for a magical hour of laughter and tears with one of Australia’s most attentive storytellers.

Trent is appearing via live stream.

Trent Dalton
Trent Dalton is a staff writer for the Weekend Australian Magazine and a former assistant editor of The Courier Mail. He’s a two-time winner of a Walkley Award for Excellence in Journalism, a four-time winner of a Kennedy Award for Excellence in NSW Journalism and a four-time winner of the national News Awards Features Journalist of the Year. His number one bestselling debut novel, Boy Swallows Universe, broke records to become the fastest selling Australian debut novel ever. It is being published globally across 34 English language and translation territories and has won many major Australian literary prizes including the UTS Glenda Adams Award for New Writing at the 2019 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards, the 2019 Indie Book of the Year, NSW Premier’s Literary Award for New Writer and People’s Choice, the Indie Book of the Year and a record-breaking four Australian Book Industry Awards. Boy Swallows Universe is currently being adapted for the stage by Queensland Theatre Company and for the screen, with Joel Edgerton attached. Trent’s new novel All Our Shimmering Skies was published in late 2020 and became an instant number one bestseller.

Time & Location

Sun 21 Feb


His Majesty's Theatre, 825 Hay Street, Perth / Karboordup



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Trent Dalton is appearing via live stream.

His Majesty’s Theatre will be offering a menu of delicious treats at Crew and King (Menu here) and Dress Circle Bar (Menu here) for you to enjoy during Literature Weekend in the City. Grab a quick bite between sessions or sit down and enjoy a coffee and cake with your favourite book.


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  • Russell Shakespeare


  • Supported by Boffins Books

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