Let's Talk about Love
Trent Dalton + Kat Mayo + Al Campbell + Kylie Scott
slq Auditorium 1, level 2, State Library
#About the event
Duration: 60 minutes
Love: a short word with myriad, complex meanings depending on the context. From the romantic to the familial to the bonds of close friendship, join our panelists as they discuss the ways love drives their work.
Panel: Al Campbell, Kylie Scott, Trent Dalton
Chair: Kat Mayo
Trent Dalton is the author of the international bestselling, multi-award-winning Boy Swallows Universe (HarperCollins, 2018), the national number-one bestseller All Our Shimmering Skies (HarperCollins, 2020) and the number-one bestseller, and 2022 Indie Book of the Year Award, Love Stories (HarperCollins, 2021). His books have sold over a million copies since 2018.
Kat Mayo is an avid reader of romance novels. She blogs at bookthingo.com.au and hosts a podcast that explores the place of romance fiction in literary culture. Her reviews have appeared in Books+Publishing, and she received the 2014 Romance in the Media Award from the Romance Writers of Australia for her essay, Dear columnists, romance fiction is not your bitch. @BookThingo.
Born in Brisbane, Al Campbell is a mother, a full-time carer, an AFL hooligan, and a writer. Long ago, Al studied a bit, acted a bit, and pulled a lot of beers. Her first-ever publication was in Overland in 2020, the same year she completed her debut novel, The Keepers, published in February 2022 by UQP.
Kylie is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today best-selling, Audie Award winning author. She has sold over 2,000,000 books and was voted Australian Romance Writer of the year four times by the Australian Romance Reader’s Association. Her books have been translated into fifteen different languages and she is based in Queensland, Australia.