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Kill Your Darlings Issue 21

Issue 21, April 2015 – Featuring new writing from Melanie Joosten, Michelle Roger, Omar Musa, Brodie Lancaster, and Kate Middleton, and an interview with Michel Faber.

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Dark Side of the Rainbow: Belvoir St Theatre’s The Wizard of Oz

This production of The Wizard of Oz is ‘after L Frank Baum’: after his book, after the 1939 film, and after our collective memories of both. Fragmented, non-narrative, and largely wordless, it relies on our existing knowledge of the text to build a work of images and emotion, and in doing so demands an extreme generosity from the audience. Read more »

Cold Feet and Hot Little Hands: Abigail Ulman on writing – and not writing – her first book

Post-book deal, every time I sat down to try to write something, I felt paralysed by some kind of literary stage fright. I had shown my work to other people before – for writing workshops, and submissions to literary journals and competitions – but I had never before written a story while thinking This story is going to be published in a book. Or, more accurately, This story idea is nowhere near good enough to be published in a book. Read more »

Amy Schumer and the equal right to be funny

I don’t think men should be banned from making jokes about contentious subjects. I am of the belief that anything can and should be laughed about, and if done right, it can be beneficial. But more often, women are doing it right, and women are doing it better. Read more »

Silicon Valley Fashion Week?: Fashion, technology, and wearability

Last week saw the inaugural Silicon Valley Fashion Week? (yes, with a question mark) unfold in San Francisco. The show promised ‘drones, robots, and mad inventions’, and tickets sold out swiftly; attendees were clearly eager to see more inventive clothing in this heartland of nerds. Read more »

Girlhood and The Woman-Child in Abigail Ulman’s Hot Little Hands

Each of the stories in Hot Little Hands navigates girlhood in some way, from the lives of high school-age teenagers to those of young twentysomething women. ‘Girl things’ such as horse camp, gymnastics, feminised bodies, clothing, periods, crushes, yoga and gossip weave through the fabric of the text. Though the subject matter is often adult – the girls of Hot Little Hands navigate abortion, sex trafficking, young motherhood, drugs, and deportation – the girls themselves are not… even when they technically are. Read more »

KYD at the Emerging Writers’ Festival 2015

With a massive line-up of artists and events, the tricky part is working out how to see as much as possible. Check out our EWF guide below to see where you can get your KYD fix during the festival. Read more »

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May First Book Club: Abigail Ulman’s Hot Little Hands

At the May First Book Club, Abigail Ulman will discuss her stunning debut short story collection, Hot Little Hands.

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The Return of the Kill Your Darlings Podcast

The most highly anticipated sequel of 2015, The Return of the Kill Your Darlings Podcast, is finally here! We speak with Melbourne photographer Andy Drewitt, Stephanie Van Schilt (The Lifted Brow), Abigail Ulman (Hot Little Hands), Rebecca Starford (Bad Behaviour), and Anwen Crawford (Live Through This). Read more »

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