Romanian Herta Müller – novelist, essayist and poet – has won the 2009 Nobel Prize for Literature. Müller’s fiction is noted for its depiction of the brutal conditions of life under Nicolae Ceausescu’s communist regime (1974–1989). Müller was born in 1953. After studying literature in the early … Read more
Hilary Mantel, novelist, short story writer and critic was last night named the winner of the 41st Booker Prize at a ceremony at Guildhall in London. The British author, whose celebrated novels include Beyond Black and Vacant Possession, won the coveted prize for her historical novel Wolf … Read more
Do you know what was in The Well? Or who wrote Therese Raquin? Do you know who was sitting at Janet Frame’s table, or which English writer tried to peel off Salvador Dali’s moustache? Put this and other useless information to good use at the Kill Your … Read more
Last Thursday, on the 24th of September, we threw our first public event – a literary trivia night! Held at The Pumphouse Hotel in Melbourne, the night was a great success – over sixty people rocked up to put their love of literature and books to the test. … Read more
Kill Your Darlings welcomes our newest editorial advisor, Martin Hughes. Martin is Publisher at Affirm Press, and has previously worked for Lonely Planet and The Big Issue (Australia). Thanks for joining us kyds, Martin!
Do you know which South African Nobel Prize winner is now an Australian citizen? Could you pick the original title of The Great Gatsby out of a line-up? Can you name the last three Miles Franklin Award winners? Put this and other useless information to good use … Read more
Kill Your Darlings welcomes our brand new editorial advisors: Kabita Dhara, Martin Shaw and Melissa Cranenburgh. Kabita is an editor at Melbourne University Publishing (MUP), and works for Readings. She is also a reviewer, and a board member of the Emerging Writers’ Festival. Martin Shaw is the … Read more
Great ideas sneak up on you when you least expect it. In 2008, Rebecca Starford, then deputy editor of Australian Book Review, and Hannah Kent, PhD candidate, writer and woman-about-town, decided to go to a Melbourne café after a long day at the office. It was here, … Read more
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