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Charmless lives: Helen Garner’s This House of Grief and Erik Jensen’s Acute Misfortune

How do narrative non-fiction writers who dare to dissect the darker aspects of humanity keep their readers engaged, rather than simply horrified? Read more »

Jerks, antiheroes and failed adulthood in You’re The Worst and BoJack Horseman

In addition to both being really funny, two new US comedies – You’re The Worst and BoJack Horseman – speak to a widely-held fear about what, exactly, constitutes ‘adulthood’. Read more »

On horses, Gillian Mears and Australian fiction

In Australia, horses are the brumbies. They are the stock horses disappearing into clouds of red dust. They are the thoroughbreds kicking dirt up on the pretty frocks and dapper suits at the Melbourne cup, the warmbloods and Clydesdales and ponies at the various agricultural shows around the country. Read more »

The music of exhaustion

The War on Drugs new album Lost in the Dream is the startling sound of exhaustion – both a personal exhaustion and a broader cultural exhaustion – transformed into art that is thrillingly and paradoxically vital. Read more »

Race, growing up and Nona and Me

Nona & Me beautifully explores female friendship amid cultural and political upheaval. It’s a tender portrayal of two girls who have so much in common, but are worlds apart. Read more »

The Rise of the High-Minded Startup

Ello’s manifesto is the key to understanding its relative success, and how it has managed to sign up hundreds of thousands of users despite offering a wafer-thin feature set. Read more »

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Kill Your Darlings First Book Club: Stay tuned for 2015 authors and dates!

After a successful year of the KYD First Book Club in 2014, stay tuned for details of authors and event dates in 2015!

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Kill Your Darlings Podcast #3: The Festival Edition

This third episode of the KYD Podcast is the Festival Edition! Featuring interviews with Meg Wolitzer, Lorelei Vashti, Penny Modra and Brodie Lancaster. Read more »

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