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Editor’s Pick: Wave by Sonali Deraniyagala

On Boxing Day in 2004 an earthquake deep in the Indian ocean – the third largest ever recorded, which caused the entire Earth to shake by 1 centimetre – triggered a tsunami that devastated the coastal towns of Indonesia, India, Thailand and Sri Lanka. Over two hundred … Read more »

Watch KYD’s DWF book club with Luke Carman

Sydney writer Luke Carman is an exciting new voice in Australian writing, and Veronica Sullivan and I were lucky enough to chat to Luke this week at the inaugural Digital Writers’ Festival (DWF). A self-declared ‘anti-folk monologist’, Luke’s writing is remarkable Read more »

Excerpt: KYD in conversation with Junot Díaz

I have been a fan of Junot Díaz ever since I picked up a copy of his first novel, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. Díaz’s writing is crisp and funny, his characters full of life and easy to love. This is How You Lose Her … Read more »

Kill Your Darlings at the Digital Writers’ Festival

  One of the things I’m most excited about for Kill Your Darlings in 2014 is our revamped book club, which the KYD team is currently working away on behind the scenes. That’s all I can reveal at this stage (sorry for the tease!). Stay tuned over … Read more »

A peek inside Kill Your Darlings No. 16

It is with great pride and excitement that I introduce Issue 16 of Kill Your Darlings, and my first issue as editor. I’m thrilled to be part of a journal that I have long admired as one of the leading literary journals in Australia, thanks to the … Read more »

Killings columnists announced for 2014

I’m thrilled to announce the new bunch of columnists featuring on Killings this year. 2014 promises to be a huge year for the website and each fortnight you’ll hear from: Carody Culver on books Chad Parkhill on music Connor Tomas O’Brien on technology David Donaldson on politics Danielle … Read more »

From the editors: Hannah Kent’s culture picks for 2011

With 2011 now hurtling to a close, I’m finding myself increasingly thinking back on the year that was. All the New Year’s resolutions I didn’t keep (write a diary, wear less black, look up ‘pulchritude’), the various skills acquired (baking kanelbullar, learning how to pronounce Colm Tóibín, … Read more »

‘What did you think?’: How e-readers will affect bookish conversations

I’ve finally bitten the bullet: I now have a digital reading device. The latest metal-and-plastic addition to my life has given me a few interesting days (heavenly: bookshop browsing from my bed; hellish: e-store account proliferation and administration). I haven’t had the chance yet to be very … Read more »

Back issues of Kill Your Darlings all $10!

In the lead-up to Christmas, in addition to our subscription special, all back issues of Kill Your Darlings are just $10 each! This means that any issue of KYD except the current one will cost a mere tenner. Snap up KYD at this special price here, for … Read more »

Give a KYD gift subscription this Christmas for just $50 – and keep a present for yourself!

Give the perfect gift to your friends and family: a subscription to Kill Your Darlings. Not only will you be giving a yearly dose of KYD goodness (with a saving of 30% off RRP and free postage) but from now until Christmas Eve you can also keep … Read more »