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May Kill Your Darlings First Book Club: Maxine Beneba Clarke’s Foreign Soil

We are delighted to exclusively premiere the book trailer for our inaugural Kill Your Darlings First Book Club selection, Maxine Beneba Clarke’s short story collection Foreign Soil. Read more »

Introducing the brand new Kill Your Darlings First Book Club

This year, Kill Your Darlings is celebrating the work of debut writers by bringing you the First Book Club, a series of free in conversation events with local authors. Read more »

MUBAs and Shakers: The 2013 Most Underrated Book Award

The Small Press Network hosted the Most Underrated Book Awards of 2013 last Friday night. From the start, the equivocal nature of ‘underrated’ was under the microscope. As ebullient MC Mary Masters put it, the award could be interpreted as the literary equivalent of ‘that shirt is divine … Read more »

Looking west: an evening with Tim Winton

It’s four years since I left WA and in that time I keep hearing about how it’s changed. ‘It’s so expensive.’ ‘The airport is full of miners in fluoro.’ ‘The place has changed.’ But I brush it off – I’ve been back many times in these four … Read more »

‘Tweet nothings’ or 10 lessons to take away from the 2013 Melbourne Writers Festival

  In his 1984 essay ‘On Writing’, short-fiction master Raymond Carver explained that part of his creative routine involved collecting advice, including sentence fragments he considered to be perfect, from other authors. Carver, himself hugely influential and imitable, would write these pearls of wisdom onto three-by-five cards and sticky … Read more »

Our picks for #MWF13

  The Kill Your Darlings team is very excited about the upcoming Melbourne Writers Festival, running from Thursday 22 August to Sunday 1 September. With over 350 events, there’s almost too much to see. After much flicking through the program and circling of dates, here’s our top … Read more »

Meet the Editors at MWF!

This month, join Kill Your Darlings editor Rebecca Starford at the Melbourne Writers Festival special event, Meet the Editors. She will be joined on a panel by fellow editors, Mary-Kay Wilmers (London Review of Books), Zora Sanders (Meanjin), Peter Rose (Australian Book Review) and chair James Ley (Sydney Review of … Read more »

Emerging Writers’ Festival – TV Night with KYD

People who love TV consume programs vehemently and discuss fervently, yet there are few avenues for writers to critically engage with television as a central focus. From recappers to ‘shippers’, spoilers to distribution streams, this event will consider the different ways television is (and isn’t) being written … Read more »

In Conversation with Hannah Kent

In conjunction with Express Media, Kill Your Darlings is excited to present a special in-conversation event with KYD Deputy Editor, Hannah Kent. Hannah will be speaking about her remarkable debut novel, Burial Rites, which explores the case of the last woman to be publicly beheaded in Iceland in 1829. Due for release in 2013, … Read more »

The Sydney Writers’ Festival at the Wheeler Centre: double passes up for grabs!

This competition has closed. Some of the biggest names at this year’s Sydney Writers’ Festival will be coming to Melbourne to take part in the Wheeler Centre’s eclectic new series, Ten Writers, Five Double-Bills. Luckily for us, the Wheeler Centre has very generously given Kill Your Darlings … Read more »