For the past 20 years, Steven Carroll has been a respected fixture in contemporary Australian fiction. In 2001 The Art of the Engine Driver was published, the first in his acclaimed Glenroy series, which are partly based on his own experiences growing up in Melbourne’s northern suburbs. … Read more »
from Issue No. 13.
It would take more space than we have to list David Vann’s literary achievements. His five books – a harrowing memoir, a collection of short fiction, two novels and a non-fiction account of an American university shooting – have earned him an embarrassment of awards. Despite its … Read more »
Jill Dawson’s readers are very rarely anything but effusive. While not as well known in Australia as she is in the UK, Dawson’s ability to create engrossing narrative voice and to evoke place has won her deserving praise. The author of seven novels, it wasn’t until the … Read more »
from Issue No. 11.
KYD: Thank you for catching up with Kill Your Darlings this afternoon. I’m looking forward to chatting about all your work, and particularly your new book, The Coming of the Whirlpool, which is the first in a new YA-fantasy series. So I thought we’d begin by talking … Read more »
from Issue No. 10.
While Kelly Link might be an unfamiliar name to those who rarely step beyond the domain of literary fiction, for readers of ghost stories, science fiction, and tales of the macabre, grotesque and chillingly strange, Link’s work is hallowed ground. A writer of short stories (she has … Read more »
from Issue No. 9.