The genesis of Trent Dalton’s Love Stories was a blue Olivetti typewriter and a street corner in the Brisbane CBD. After inheriting the typewriter from the mother of a friend, Trent took to the streets and solicited real stories from passers-by: “Sentimental writer collecting love stories. Do you have one to share?” The result is a warm, poignant, funny and deeply humane book that weaves the many stories that were shared about love in all its guises with generous memories of Trent’s own special moments.
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Trent Dalton’s bestselling Boy Swallows Universe broke records to become the fastest selling Australian debut novel ever, winning many major Australian literary prizes including a record-breaking four ABIA Awards. His second novel, All Our Shimmering Skies, was also an award-winning bestseller. His most recent book is the non-fiction collection Love Stories.
Nicole Abadee writes about books for Good Weekend, appears regularly at writers’ festivals and other literary events and has a books podcast, Books, Books, Books. Nicole is also a literary consultant, helping writers to polish their work and to get published.