Trent Dalton - All Our Shimmering Skies

Tuesday 16 June 2020
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
The Greek Club
Ticket $22.50, Book + Ticket (save $10.50) $45.00
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This event is held at The Greek Club and commences at 6.30pm. Printed tickets are not issued and your booking will be on a door list under your surname.

In Boy Swallows Universe you fell in love with Eli Bell. Now, in All Our Shimmering Skies fall in love with Molly Hook.

Kathleen Noonan is in-conversation with Trent Dalton discussing his new novel All Our Shimmering Skies.


Darwin, 1942, and as Japanese bombs rain overhead, motherless Molly Hook, the gravedigger's daughter, turns once again to the sky for guidance. She carries a stone heart inside a duffel bag next to the map that leads to Longcoat Bob, the deep country sorcerer who put a curse on her family. By her side are the most unlikely travelling companions: Greta, a razor-tongued actress and Yukio, a fallen Japanese fighter pilot. 'Run, Molly, run,' says the daytime sky. Run to the vine forests. Run to northern Australia's wild and magical monsoon lands. Run to friendship. Run to love. Run. Because the graverobber's coming, Molly, and the night-time sky is coming with him. So run, Molly, run.

All Our Shimmering Skies is a story about gifts that fall from the sky, curses we dig from the earth and the secrets we bury inside ourselves. It is an odyssey of true love and grave danger; of darkness and light; of bones and blue skies. A buoyant, beautiful and magical novel abrim with warmth, wit and wonder, a love letter to Australia and the art of looking up.

Trent Dalton 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 debut novel, Boy Swallows Universe, published by HarperCollins in 2018, is a much-loved national bestseller and critically acclaimed, winning the 2019 Indie Book of the Year Award, the MUD Literary Prize, the UTS Glenda Adams Award for New Writing and the People's Choice Award at the 2019 NSW Premier's Literary Awards, and in addition, at the 2019 Australian Book Industry Awards, the book won a record four ABIA Awards including the prestigious Book of the Year Award.  Boy Swallows Universe will be published across 34 English language and translation territories.

The Greek Club's Nostimo Restaruant is open for dinner and drinks prior to and post show. We recommend booking.

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