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Category Archives: KYD Book Club


April First Book Club: Read an excerpt from Rebecca Starford’s Bad Behaviour

At the Kill Your Darlings First Book Club in April, Rebecca Starford will discuss her debut, Bad Behaviour. Read an excerpt from this compelling and unflinching memoir, which describes the year Rebecca spent at a boarding school campus in the bush, with a group of vulnerable and aggressive students under minimal adult supervision. Read more »

April Kill Your Darlings First Book Club: Rebecca Starford’s Bad Behaviour

At this very special Kill Your Darlings First Book Club event in April, KYD‘s Editor-in-Chief Rebecca Starford will discuss her compelling and unflinching debut book, Bad Behaviour: A Memoir of Bullying and Boarding School. Read more »

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 »