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Category Archives: debut novels


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 »

Cracking spines and firing up tablets: My (e)reading list for 2013

Another year, another mountain (both real and virtual) of books to read. Checking out upcoming publications is a little like being in a candy store. Without wanting to gorge myself on literary lollies, I’ve put together a list of things I’m looking forward to reading this year, … Read more »

Podcast: ‘Not down to the skeleton, but down to the marrow’ – Romy Ash’s Floundering

Romy Ash’s debut novel, Floundering, tells the story of Tom and Jordy, who have been living with their grandparents since their mother disappeared. We spoke to Romy about how to make your characters talk, sibling relationships, ventriloquism and constraints. Read more »

‘Uncomfortable places': Michelle Aung Thin’s The Monsoon Bride

It’s 1930. Winsome McLintock is a convent girl about to marry a man she barely knows, and she will follow him to Rangoon, the then capital of Burma. Rangoon is a rich and exciting city, but it’s also full of tension – the wealthy British residents live … Read more »