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In conversation with Helene Young

On Writing - From Personal Passions and Experiences

Trent Dalton + A.J. Finn (US)

Cinema B, GoMA

How to Write



#About the event


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.

A.J. Finn (US)

A.J. Finn (US)

A.J. Finn is the author of the number one New York Times and international bestseller The Woman in the Window, sold in 43 territories worldwide. A film version starring Amy Adams (Arrival, American Hustle) and directed by Joe Wright (Darkest Hour, Atonement) is currently in production in New York City.

Finn researched detective fiction as a PhD student at Oxford. For a decade he was a book editor and publisher in London and New York, where he acquired or published J. K. Rowling, Michael Robotham, Peter Robinson, Tina Fey, and Patricia Cornwell, as well as the Agatha Christie estate.

He lives in New York and is currently at work on his second novel.


Helene Young

Helene Young

After 28 years as an airline captain in Australia, Helene Young has swapped the sky for the sea to go in search of adventure with her husband aboard their sailing catamaran. The rural and remote places she visits, along with the fascinating people she meets, provide boundless inspiration for her novels. Her strong interest in both social justice and the complexity of human nature shapes the themes she explores. Her six novels have won many awards including Romantic Book of the Year in Australia.

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