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KYD No.18 teaser, ‘Edges, Centres and Futures: Reflections on Being an Indigenous Speculative-Fiction Writer’

In the third and final KYD No. 18 teaser, Ambelin Kwaymullina reflects on Indigenous philosophies and histories that informed the ideas in her novels. Read more »

KYD No.18 teaser, ‘Creek Foraging: A Tribute to the Tenacity and Generosity of Weeds’

In the second KYD No. 18 teaser, Annie Raser-Rowland looks at foraging, food and urban waterways. Read more »

KYD No.18 teaser, ‘The Uncomfortable Art of Influence: Hilton Als’ White Girls and Cultural Appropriation’

In the first KYD No. 18 teaser, Caroline Hamilton looks at issues of cultural representation in art against the backdrop of Hilton Als’ new book, White Girls. Read more »

July Kill Your Darlings First Book Club: Jock Serong’s Quota

At the Kill Your Darlings First Book Club event in July, Jock Serong will discuss his path to publication and the inspiration behind his debut book, a mystery novel set in a remote coastal town. Read more »

July First Book Club: Read an excerpt from Jock Serong’s Quota

At the Kill Your Darlings First Book Club event in July, Jock Serong will discuss the inspiration behind his debut novel, Quota, a mystery novel set in a remote coastal town. Read an excerpt from this atmospheric and intriguing book. Read more »

June Subscriber Offer: Beat the winter blues at New World Whisky

Our friends at New World Whisky want you to experience all their amazing distillery has to offer. Every new subscriber to Kill Your Darlings throughout June will receive a pass to the next open day at the distillery in July! Read more »

June First Book Club: Read an excerpt from Emily Bitto’s The Strays

I once read that the heart’s magnetic field radiates up to five metres from the body, so that whenever we are within this range of another person our hearts are interacting. The body’s silent communications with other bodies are unmapped and mysterious, a linguistics of scent, colour, flushes of heat, the dilating of a pupil. Read more »

The KYD Highbrow vs Lowbrow Cultural Showdown

Please join us at the Emerging Writers’ Festival for a very special cultural showdown: Kill Your Darlings: Highbrow vs Lowbrow. Read more »

June Kill Your Darlings First Book Club: Emily Bitto’s The Strays

At the Kill Your Darlings First Book Club event in June, Emily Bitto will discuss her path to publication and the inspiration behind her debut novel, which tells the story of a group of progressive artists in 1930s Melbourne, seen through the eyes of a young girl. Read more »

KYD subscriber offer: See Gary Shteyngart at the Wheeler Centre

Thanks to the Wheeler Centre, KYD subscribers have the opportunity to win a double pass to see bestselling US author Gary Shteyngart in conversation with Emerging Writers’ Festival director Sam Twyford-Moore. Read more »