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Category Archives: First Book Club


July Kill Your Darlings First Book Club: Jock Serong’s Quota

At the Kill Your Darlings First Book Club event in July, Jock Serong will discuss his path to publication and the inspiration behind his debut book, a mystery novel set in a remote coastal town. Read more »

June First Book Club: Read an excerpt from Emily Bitto’s The Strays

I once read that the heart’s magnetic field radiates up to five metres from the body, so that whenever we are within this range of another person our hearts are interacting. The body’s silent communications with other bodies are unmapped and mysterious, a linguistics of scent, colour, flushes of heat, the dilating of a pupil. Read more »

June Kill Your Darlings First Book Club: Emily Bitto’s The Strays

At the Kill Your Darlings First Book Club event in June, Emily Bitto will discuss her path to publication and the inspiration behind her debut novel, which tells the story of a group of progressive artists in 1930s Melbourne, seen through the eyes of a young girl. Read more »

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 »