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July’s First Book Club: Notes on Jock Serong’s Quota

Ahead of this Wednesday’s First Book Club, Carody Culver reviews Jock Serong’s gripping legal drama Quota. Read more »

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 »

KYD No.18 is coming…

Just a quick note to let you know that our wonderful Killings columnists will be taking a break over the next fortnight as we prepare for the launch of the July issue of Kill Your Darlings. 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 »

Queering the Power: The Soft Pink Truth’s Why Do the Heathen Rage?

The Soft Pink Truth’s new album ‘Why Do the Heathen Rage’ demonstrates that despite their superficial differences, dance music and black metal have a lot in common. Read more »

Taking risks without apology: An interview with Meanjin editor Zora Sanders

On the second ever Pitch, Bitch day, Meanjin editor Zora Sanders shares her observations on the ways men and women approach pitching and discusses the respective responsibilities of editors and writers to address gender disparities. Read more »

YA is the New Black

Apparently those of us who do read and enjoy youth literature should be ‘embarrassed’. At least that’s what Ruth Graham said in her recent clickbait article for Slate, ‘Against YA’. Read more »

Making trolls eat their words

If we’re not conscious of a troll’s desired response, we risk inadvertently encouraging further trolling by allowing ourselves to be played. Read more »