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What We’re Reading: Readings staff share their August picks

Looking for a book recommendation? After a busy month dominated by the Melbourne Writers Festival’s huge range of events, staff from Readings bookshop share what they’ve been reading. Read more »

Announcing the S.D. Harvey Short Story Award shortlist

We’re pleased to announce the shortlist for the 2015 S.D. Harvey Short Story Award, announced today at the Byron Bay Writers Festival by Australian Crime Writers Association (ACWA) President Michael Robotham. Read more »

Angela Meyer joins Killings as Literary Columnist

Kill Your Darlings is thrilled to announce that Angela Meyer will be joining the Killings team as our Literary Columnist. Read more »

Winter Subscriber Offer: Win $700 in book vouchers

Subscribe to Kill Your Darlings before the end of July for the chance to win $700 in Readings vouchers. Read more »

An Open Letter Regarding Arts Funding Cuts

Kill Your Darlings has been following the alarming cuts to the Australia Council for the Arts and the political erosion of arms-length funding with a great deal of concern these past weeks. Read more »

June Kill Your Darlings First Book Club: Rochelle Siemienowicz’s Fallen

At the Kill Your Darlings First Book Club event in June, former Killings columnist Rochelle Siemienowicz will discuss her frank, compelling and beautifully written debut memoir, Fallen: A Memoir About Sex, Religion and Marrying Too Young. Read more »

[SOLD OUT] Plot: A KYD Writers’ Workshop with Hannah Kent and Rebecca Starford

‘If they aren’t in interesting situations, characters can’t be major characters, not even if you have the rest of the troop talk their heads off about them.’
So said PG Wodehouse about plot. This day-long workshop is designed to teach techniques and approaches to developing a compelling, engaging and original storyline. Read more »

KYD at EWF: Nerds Gone Wild

We know that writers are word nerds, but what other passions are they hiding? Join Kill Your Darlings and six of our favourite writers as they confess their nerdy fascinations and secret obsessions. It will be a night of fun and fandom, where good taste is abandoned for a daggy celebration of the things that really make writers tick. Read more »

May Subscriber Offer: Win a watch and leather iPad sleeve from The Horse

Subscribe to Kill Your Darlings in May for the chance to win two beautiful leather products from local designers The Horse. Read more »

What We’re Reading: Readings staff share their picks from April

Looking for a book recommendation? Staff from Readings bookshop share what they’ve been reading this month. Read more »