Trent 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 1 bestselling debut novel, Boy Swallows Universe, broke records to become the fastest selling Australian debut novel ever, according to Nielsen Bookscan. Boy Swallows Universe has been published globally across 34 English language and translation territories and has won many major Australian literary prizes including the NSW Premier’s Literary Award for New Writer and People’s Choice, the Indie Book of the Year and a record-breaking four ABIA Awards.
The theatrical adaptation of Boy Swallows Universe will premiere at Brisbane Festival in September 2021 and is also being adapted for the screen, with Joel Edgerton attached.
Dalton’s second novel, All Our Shimmering Skies, was published in September 2020 and became an instant number 1 bestseller on release. It has been shortlisted for the Indie Fiction Book of the Year, the ABIA Literary Fiction Book of the Year and the Bookseller’s Choice Fiction Book of the Year.