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Boy Swallows Universe


Trent Dalton

The Edge, State Library of Queensland

Contemporary Storytelling

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Trent Dalton

Trent Dalton

Trent Dalton writes for The Weekend Australian Magazine. He’s a two-time Walkley Award winner; three-time Kennedy Award winner for excellence in NSW journalism and a four-time winner of the national News Awards Features Journalist of the Year. In 2011, he was named Queensland Journalist of the Year at the Clarion Awards for excellence in Queensland journalism.

His debut literary fiction novel, Boy Swallows Universe, was published by Harper Collins in June 2018.

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David Kelly

David Kelly

David Kelly is a multi Walkley-nominated photographer, and winner of the Clarion Award for best Photo-Essay, News, Sport and Multicultural work. One of the original photographers for the Courier Mail Qweekend Magazine (2005 - 2017), he has also worked with Queensland Ballet for the past 20 years, producing From the Wings, a book on their production of Swan Lake. He co-produced Love Stories, a documentary about homeless love, and a book, Detours (Stories From the Street).

He has travelled extensively throughout Australia, the Pacific, and Asia on assignment, and immersed himself in the culture and stories of Indigenous Australia, a world he has entered with care, respect, and a soft footprint.

Matthew Condon

Matthew Condon

Matthew Condon is a prize-winning Australian novelist and journalist. He is currently on staff with the Courier-Mail’s Qweekend magazine. He began his journalism career with the Gold Coast Bulletin in 1982 and subsequently worked for leading newspapers and journals including the Sydney Morning Herald, the Daily Telegraph and Melbourne's Sunday Age.

He is also the author of ten books of fiction, most recently The Trout Opera (Random House, 2008) and the non-fiction book Brisbane, (NewSouth Books, 2010).


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