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Online | Sydney Writers' Festival - Trent Dalton: From Eli to Lola


Trent Dalton, award-winning author of Boy Swallows Universe (now a hit Netflix series) returns with Lola in the Mirror, a big, beautiful novel about grappling with our past, present and possible futures.

Banning books, waving flags and persecuting racial minorities. Sound familiar?

Celeste Ng’s third novel, Our Missing Hearts, is set in a marginally more dystopian version of Trump’s America as a patriotic new law removes children from dissident parents. 

After New York Times bestselling novel Little Fires Everywhere – which was adapted into a popular miniseries starring Kerry Washington and Reese Witherspoon – comes a similarly moving tale about the unbreakable bond between a mother and son. 

Sit down with Celeste and host Claire Nichols to discuss hope, hero librarians and the power of art to create change

As a special offer for regional, interstate and international UNSW alumni, staff and students, the Sydney Writers' Festival are livestreaming selected events for free. Head here to explore all livestreams.