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Editors’ picks for January: How to Be a Woman, The Lawrence/Julie & Julia Project, Gone Girl

How to Be a Woman by Caitlin Moran — Imogen Kandel, Online Editor I have to admit books were not high on my list of priorities over the holiday break. In fact books sat somewhere between sipping wine and cleaning the bathroom.  Let’s be honest, they were … Read more »

Editors’ picks for November: Started Early, Took My Dog, Blasphemy and Summer Blonde

The Kill Your Darlings editors share recent reading favourites. What are your picks? Started Early, Took My Dog by Kate Atkinson — Rebecca Starford, Editor For many years I’ve heard people talk about Kate Atkinson novels, and that I should read them. I always resisted this advice … Read more »

KYDYAC – Fortress by Gabrielle Lord

In the second last (!) KYD YA Championship post, YA writer Alyssa Brugman champions the challenging and compelling Fortress by Gabrielle Lord. I’m backing Fortress by Gabrielle Lord as one of the most perfect books for YA readers. It’s on my list alongside Flowers in the Attic, … Read more »

Recommended Reading: Joel Deane, author of The Norseman’s Song

Welcome to the first Killings Recommended Reading post. Recommended Reading is literary voyeurism at its most gratuitous, a reader’s stickybeak. We investigate into the reading habits of writers we admire. Our first subject, Joel Deane, is a poet and journalist. His first novel, The Norseman’s Song, is … Read more »