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Category Archives: KYD Book Club


March First Book Club: Read an excerpt from Erin Gough’s The Flywheel

The music stops and for a moment I am still there with her, still charged with the rhythm of the dance and the warmth of her body. For a moment it doesn’t matter that I’m the butt of a hundred playground jokes while she is an elegant goddess with the greenest eyes in the Southern Hemisphere. For a moment Rosa Barea loves me despite all of it, with all her heart. Read more »

The Art of Influence: On writing The Flywheel

My book for young adults, The Flywheel, was published last month. It is the first book I’ve published, and it took me a fair amount of time spent alone in a quiet room to write. Read more »

March Kill Your Darlings First Book Club: Erin Gough’s The Flywheel

We’re delighted to announce the return of the Kill Your Darlings First Book Club in 2015! Our first live event for 2015 will feature Erin Gough discussing her stunning debut YA novel The Flywheel. Read more »

The Kill Your Darlings Stella Prize Shortlist Book Club

In 2015, Kill Your Darlings is once more partnering with The Stella Prize to present the Stella Shortlist Book Club. Read more »

Watch two recent Kill Your Darlings events online

Did you miss our two fantastic recent events at the Digital Writers’ Festival? Never fear, now you can rewatch and relive them in all their glory. Read more »

‘The Falls’ by Ellen van Neerven

Ahead of our online First Book Club with Ellen van Neerven, read this short story from her acclaimed debut book, Heat and Light. Read more »

Kindness and Failure: The journey of writing Heat and Light

To see Heat and Light as the end product of four failed novels would be irrelevant and inexact. For me, as for many other writers, ‘failure’ and the kindness of others are big factors in the growth of my writing. Read more »

Kill Your Darlings First Book Club: Ellen van Neerven’s Heat and Light

We’re thrilled to announced details of our special online First Book Club event in February, featuring author Ellen van Neerven discussing her acclaimed debut book, Heat and Light. Read more »

October Kill Your Darlings First Book Club: Omar Musa’s Here Come the Dogs

At the Kill Your Darlings First Book Club event in October, Omar Musa will discuss his path to publication and the inspiration behind his beautifully crafted novel, Here Come the Dogs. Read more »

September First Book Club: Read an excerpt from Eli Glasman’s The Boy’s Own Manual to Being a Proper Jew

The only two kosher flavours of Slurpee were lime and raspberry, and I liked to mix them half and half. Read more »