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Category Archives: literary awards


Pushing past reluctance: An interview with Sophie Cunningham

Pitch, Bitch is a new initiative aimed at encouraging female writers to regularly pitch their work for publication. We spoke to writer Sophie Cunningham about her extensive experience as a woman reading, writing and editing. Read more »

KYD and the Stella Prize Shortlist Book Club

Kill Your Darlings is thrilled to announce that we will be partnering with the Stella Prize to present the online Stella Shortlist Book Club. Read more »

The turning of the tide for short stories?

On the 23nd of May, Maxine Beneba Clarke was named the recipient of the 2013 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Best Unpublished Manuscript. Time differences being what they are, on the same day in Australia (but the 22nd May elsewhere) Lydia Davis won the Man Booker International … Read more »

The Count at SWF: on the representation of women writers in reviews, prizes and genre writing

I kicked off my Sydney Writers Festival with ‘The Count’, a session on the underrepresentation of women in Australia’s literary pages – and in the literary scene in general. It was chaired by Miles Franklin longlisted author Kirsten Tranter (The Legacy) and featured both The Australian literary … Read more »

The Five Year Plan: The 2010 MacArthur ‘Genius Grants’

Think of these words as a crystal ball. Five years from now, which American writers are most likely to have produced the masterpiece that will either launch them into the cultural stratosphere or justify their place if they’re already up there? Read on and you’ll glimpse the … Read more »