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Category Archives: Issue Eighteen


We Read To Know We Are Not Alone: Examining the Lack of LGBTQI Characters in Australian Youth Literature

‘We read to know we are not alone,’ – the character of C.S. Lewis says this line in William Nicholson’s play, Shadowlands. To know that someone else shares our embarrassments, fears, doubts, longings…or if not shares them, has at least had the thought flitter across their mind … Read more »

New to the Yabba: Into the Aussie Badlands

I find it very hard to write about Australia. This is partially a landscape issue. When writing fiction, I don’t open with the sunset. When I stare out over the canyon, my inner ear picks up no ambient string refrains. I will never publish a novel about … Read more »

The Other Railwayman: A Diagram of Disaster

The pages of the report pertaining to Inquest No. 51/1003 – ‘Inquisition before Coroner sitting alone’ – are held together by a split-pin fastener that’s been in place so long its rust has pressed into the paper. There are sixteen foolscap sheets including a doctor’s report and … 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 »