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Highbrow vs Lowbrow: Hannah Kent defends Highbrow Literature

I understand why many people have a problem with highbrow literature. ‘Intellectual snobbery’ is a common accusation, as though the reason people read and write the stuff is solely to intimidate their dinner guests. ‘Highbrow literature is for wankers,’ I hear them say. Well, ladies and gentlemen, so is Fifty Shades of Grey. Read more »

The KYD Highbrow vs Lowbrow Cultural Showdown

Please join us at the Emerging Writers’ Festival for a very special cultural showdown: Kill Your Darlings: Highbrow vs Lowbrow. Read more »

See Kill Your Darlings at the Sydney Writers’ Festival!

The 2014 Sydney Writers’ Festival officially kicks off Monday 19th May. You can catch two members of the Kill Your Darlings team at the following events. Read more »

Burial Rites and The Stella Prize: an interview with Hannah Kent

As we continue our weekly Kill Your Darlings Stella Shortlist Book Club, Hannah spoke with KYD Deputy Online Editor Veronica Sullivan about Burial Rites, the Stella Prize, and the importance of women’s only writing prizes. Read more »

Going by the book in 2014

As January draws to a close, I suppose it’s finally time to accept that the holiday period is well and truly over (it takes some of us a little longer than others to acknowledge the rude and sudden resumption of Real Life). For booksellers, the reality generally … Read more »

KYD No. 13 Teaser: “Keep Calm and Carry On”: An Unexpected Path to Publication

For the first KYD No. 13 teaser, our very own deputy editor Hannah Kent reflects on the process of writing her highly anticipated debut novel Burial Rites. To read the rest of Hannah’s frank and fascinating piece, grab a copy of Issue Thirteen, released 9th April. Just … Read more »

In Conversation with Hannah Kent

In conjunction with Express Media, Kill Your Darlings is excited to present a special in-conversation event with KYD Deputy Editor, Hannah Kent. Hannah will be speaking about her remarkable debut novel, Burial Rites, which explores the case of the last woman to be publicly beheaded in Iceland in 1829. Due for release in 2013, … Read more »