Memoir or Fiction? Trent Dalton On Boy Swallows Universe

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Memoir or Fiction? Trent Dalton On Boy Swallows Universe

Trent Dalton’s childhood was filled with dark people, underground rooms and strange secrets. In his critically-acclaimed debut book Boy Swallows Universe, memoir meets fiction, as Dalton explores suburban Australia, brotherhood and the most unlikely of friendships. 

All the questions you had after reading Boy Swallows Universe are answered as Jessie Stephens interviews Trent Dalton about what is widely considered one of the best Australian novels of the last decade.

Remember, this is a Book Club, so we're assuming if you're listening you've read the book.  That means there will be spoilers, so if you haven't read it, grab a copy, get reading and join us after you've turned the last page.  We'll be right here waiting for you!

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You can buy Trent Dalton's book Boy Swallows Universe on Apple Books at

Listen to Season 3’s episode on Boy Swallows Universe with Jessie Stevens and Holly Wainwright here.

Your host is Jessie Stephens. 

Leah Porges is the producer of Mamamia Book Club. 

You can call Jessie and Leah on 02 8999 9386. 

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