Trent Dalton’s Boy Swallows Universe was the unanimous winner of the 2019 MUD Literary Prize for a debut literary fiction novel. Inspired by Trent’s unique childhood, this extraordinary novel has it all – wonderful prose, endearing, unique characters, and a rollicking, uplifting and richly rewarding narrative. A coming-of-age story meets crime thriller, Boy Swallows Universe is a moving hymn to the importance and love of family: a surprising and poetic account of two vivid characters and their against-the-odds struggle to transcend and triumph over their high risk childhoods.
Chair: David Sly
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Trent Dalton is a Walkley Award-winning journalist for The Weekend Australian Magazine and a former assistant editor of The Courier Mail. Boy Swallows Universe is his first book.
David Sly is a writer, author and editor with a career spanning over forty years.
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