Trent Dalton scoops the Indie Book Awards 2022

Proving love conquers all, Trent Dalton's latest book is on a winning streak.

Last night, Australian independent booksellers awarded Love Stories by Trent Dalton two awards, naming it the Non-fiction Award winner and also crowning it their Book of the Year.

The book’s premise was simple: over the course of two months and armed only with an Olivetti typewriter, Dalton accosted strangers on a street in Brisbane to solicit tales of the many vagaries and permutations of love.

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Thuy On is Reviews Editor of ArtsHub and an arts journalist, critic and poet who’s written for a range of publications including The Guardian, The Saturday Paper, Sydney Review of Books, The Australian, The Age/SMH and Australian Book Review. She's the outgoing books editor of The Big issue. Her first book, a collection of poetry called Turbulence, came out in 2020 and was published by University of Western Australia Press. Her next collection, Decadence, will be published in July 2022. Twitter: @thuy_on