KYD pieces written by Kill Your Darlings
For the past 20 years, Steven Carroll has been a respected fixture in contemporary Australian fiction. In 2001 The Art of the Engine Driver was published, the first in his acclaimed Glenroy series, which are partly based on his own experiences growing up in Melbourne’s northern suburbs. … Read more »
from Issue No. 13.
It would take more space than we have to list David Vann’s literary achievements. His five books – a harrowing memoir, a collection of short fiction, two novels and a non-fiction account of an American university shooting – have earned him an embarrassment of awards. Despite its … Read more »
Jill Dawson’s readers are very rarely anything but effusive. While not as well known in Australia as she is in the UK, Dawson’s ability to create engrossing narrative voice and to evoke place has won her deserving praise. The author of seven novels, it wasn’t until the … Read more »
from Issue No. 11.
KYD: Thank you for catching up with Kill Your Darlings this afternoon. I’m looking forward to chatting about all your work, and particularly your new book, The Coming of the Whirlpool, which is the first in a new YA-fantasy series. So I thought we’d begin by talking … Read more »
from Issue No. 10.
While Kelly Link might be an unfamiliar name to those who rarely step beyond the domain of literary fiction, for readers of ghost stories, science fiction, and tales of the macabre, grotesque and chillingly strange, Link’s work is hallowed ground. A writer of short stories (she has … Read more »
from Issue No. 9.
Salley Vickers’s first novel, Miss Garnet’s Angel, the story of a reserved, elderly woman who travels to Venice after the death of her companion, was a best seller in 2000. Since then, Vickers – a Jungian psychotherapist and past lecturer in English literature at Oxford University – … Read more »
from Issue No. 4.
Malcolm Knox is one of Australia’s finest contemporary novelists. He’s also a sports writer, a ghostwriter, an essayist and a critic. He’s published two non-fiction books, Secrets of the Jury Room (2005) and Scattered: The Inside Story of Ice in Australia (2008). For three years he was … Read more »
from Issue No. 8.
Val McDermid is a best-selling Scottish crime writer, with 25 novels under her belt. From the gumshoe-reporter Lindsay Gordon (the UK’s first openly lesbian detective) to the dark to the seamy underbelly of Dr Tony Hill’s Bradfield, McDermid has traversed the spectrum of crime and transfixed her … Read more »
from Issue No. 7.
While his name might not be familiar to many Australians, Ron Rash has long been a critically acclaimed writer in the United States. Originally a poet, Rash published several collections of short stories before breaking new ground in 2002 with his first novel, One Foot in Eden, … Read more »
from Issue No. 6.
At the 2010 Adelaide Writers’ Week, Englishman Geoff Dyer joked that he was six writers for the price of one. His non-fiction books have covered areas as disparate as the memorialisation of World War I, D.H. Lawrence (or, more precisely, failing to write a book about D.H. … Read more »
from Issue No. 5.