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Burial Rites and The Stella Prize: an interview with Hannah Kent

As we continue our weekly Kill Your Darlings Stella Shortlist Book Club, Hannah spoke with KYD Deputy Online Editor Veronica Sullivan about Burial Rites, the Stella Prize, and the importance of women’s only writing prizes. Read more »

KYD and the Stella Prize Shortlist Book Club

Kill Your Darlings is thrilled to announce that we will be partnering with the Stella Prize to present the online Stella Shortlist Book Club. Read more »

Amusements and Distractions

Killings brings you our weekly selection of posts that have amused, enlightened and generally distracted us. The world’s preeminent Pixar conspiracy theorist has formulated a mind-blowing new theory about Toy Story. Read more »

Amusements and Distractions

Killings brings you our weekly selection of posts that have amused, enlightened and generally distracted us. The city of Detroit is offering free houses for writers. Science is hard, but Alan Alda is challenging scientists to explain tricky concepts so that children (and the rest of us) can understand them. … Read more »

Amusements and Distractions

Killings brings you our weekly selection of posts that have amused, enlightened and generally distracted us. Happy Winter Olympics! George Orwell did not approve of international sports competitions. Zadie Smith has written an impassioned plea for the release of women refugees in UK detention centres, with some clear parallels to … Read more »

Amusements and Distractions

Killings brings you our weekly selection of posts that have amused, enlightened and generally distracted us. Seeking a summer reading list? You could do worse than to follow the recommendations of Lena Dunham and Judy Blume, compiled from their conversation in The Believer. The Simpsons have paid homage to recently retired Japanese … Read more »

Turning language on itself: an interview with Eimear McBride

Irish writer Eimear McBride’s debut novel A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing was initially rejected by dozens of publishers for being too experimental. Since its publication earlier this year it has received rave reviews and been hailed an ‘instant classic’. McBride’s book relates a girl’s life from birth to … Read more »