Trent Dalton's Book Launch (Postponed)


Tue 16 June 2020
Event Passed
Event Passed


The Tivoli

Presented By

Avid Reader Bookshop & Harper Collins

Date / Time

Doors 6:00PM
Start 6:30PM
All Ages*
Doors 8:00PM
Start 8:30PM
All Ages*


From $22.50


General Admission
Licensed All Ages


Message from the promoter:

This is just a notification to let you know that due to the coronavirus, the publisher has decided to delay the publication of All Our Shimmering Skies by Trent Dalton.

We are hoping that we will be able to just seamlessly shift our event with Trent to sometime in October but we have been waiting to get more clarity about group gatherings and events. As you can imagine it is very difficult to predict when it will be safe to have events like this in real life. 

If you are happy to wait to secure your seat at this event when it is finally rescheduled then please sit tight and we will let you know as soon as we can secure a safe time for the event. We will let you know as soon as we know when the All Our Shimmering Skies event is rescheduled.

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.

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.