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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 »

KYD and the Stella Prize Shortlist Book Club

Kill Your Darlings is thrilled to announce that we will be partnering with the Stella Prize to present the online Stella Shortlist Book Club. Read more »

Turning language on itself: an interview with Eimear McBride

Irish writer Eimear McBride’s debut novel A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing was initially rejected by dozens of publishers for being too experimental. Since its publication earlier this year it has received rave reviews and been hailed an ‘instant classic’. McBride’s book relates a girl’s life from birth to … Read more »

December’s #kydbookclub: Eimear McBride’s A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing

We’re thrilled to announce December’s KYD Book Club pick: Eimear McBride’s A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing. McBride’s extraordinary debut novel traces the impact of childhood trauma, sexuality and tangled family dynamics over the course of one girl’s youth. Its experimental narrative voice has been described as ‘stream of unconsciousness’. A … Read more »

November’s #kydbookclub: Murder in Mississippi

We all know John Safran as a bit of a loveable larrikin. His new book, Murder In Mississippi, sees Safran try a new tone with this true crime story of murder in the Deep South. Join Online Editor Emily Laidlaw and Sam van Zweden on November 27th from … Read more »

October’s #kydbookclub: Alissa Nutting’s Tampa

We’re excited to announce that October’s KYD book club selection is Alissa Nutting’s Tampa. Everyone in the KYD office has an opinion on this one, and we look forward to hearing what you think. Join Online Editor Emily Laidlaw and Marketing Coordinator Sam van Zweden on 30th October, 3:00pm-4:00pm, to discuss … Read more »

The ‘real’ Cambodia: an interview with Laura Jean McKay

  Much has changed in Cambodia since Pol Pot’s regime came to a bloodied end in 1979. These days, tourists are steadily flowing into the kingdom, and its ancient temples and Killing Fields are now entered via a ticket booth. A world away from Cambodia, in a … Read more »

September’s #kydbookclub: Laura Jean McKay’s Holiday in Cambodia

We’re excited to announce that this month’s KYD book club selection is Laura Jean McKay’s beautiful short story collection, Holiday in Cambodia. Join Social Media Assistant Sam van Zweden and Online Editor Emily Laidlaw on Wednesday 25 September, 3:00pm-4:00pm, to discuss one of the most exciting Australian debuts of … Read more »

See KYD book club live at MTC!

  This September Kill Your Darlings’ book club is jumping off the screen and onto the stage in a special partnership with Melbourne Theatre Company, celebrating the staging of Helpmann Award-winning director Simon Stone’s anticipated adaptation of The Cherry Orchard. You’re invited to an exclusive, invitation-only conversation … Read more »