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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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No, I haven’t binge-watched the entire new season of Orange Is The New Black in one sleepless, bleary-eyed frenzy. This season, the show’s third, doesn’t lend itself to that kind of viewing. The pace is slower, the cliff-hangers missing. Read more »

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July First Book Club: Oliver Mol's Lion Attack!

At the July First Book Club, Oliver Mol will discuss his funny, energetic and original coming-of-age story, Lion Attack!

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The Return of the Kill Your Darlings Podcast

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