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Trent Dalton

Can the events of a single day change the trajectory of your life?

For award-winning writer Trent Dalton, the answer is a resounding “yes”. In this episode, Trent uncovers how his quest to write his way out of a life of factory work, and too much bourbon, led him to a day that created a dramatic shift in his outlook. For the first time, he talks about the sliding door moment that changed everything, and which continues to influence his writing about the “truth of this amazing city” that is Brisbane.

You can listen to the podcast episode below or request a copy of the transcript here.

Where I Belong is proudly presented by Museum of Brisbane.
Where I Belong is written and produced on Turrabul and Yaggera land by Wendy Love.
Museum of Brisbane acknowledges the Traditional Owners of this land and pays its respect to Elders past, present and emerging.
Thanks to Dylan Ransom-Hughes for doing the final mix on this episode. Special thanks to Louise Martin-Chew. Theme music by Blue Dot Sessions.

About Trent Dalton

TRENT DALTON is an award-winning journalist who writes for the Weekend Australian Magazine. His debut literary fiction novel Boy Swallows Universe was published by HarperCollins in 2018. At the 2019 Australian Book Industry Awards, Boy Swallows Universe won a record four ABIA Awards, including the prestigious Book of the Year Award. His second novel All Our Shimmering Skies was published in 2020. Trent lives and works in Brisbane.

Trent’s work was featured in our award-winning exhibition The Storytellers

Trent Dalton. Photo: Russell Shakespeare.

About Wendy Love

WENDY LOVE (host + producer) is a journalist, audio producer, and storyteller who has worked in Australia and the United States. Born in California, Wendy was a reporter and producer for NPR affiliate Houston Public Radio (USA). Her work also aired on American Public Media’s Marketplace. She first came to Australia in 2003 and, in recent years, produced The Art Show for ABC’s Radio National and a blog relating stories of non-profit and social enterprises. Wendy lives in inner Brisbane, the longest place she’s ever called home.

Photo: Wendy Love.

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