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Category Archives: travel writing

Travelling Light: Travel narratives without spiritual baggage

My own Eat Pray Love process of self-discovery constitutes not just tasting dragonfruit at the old quarter markets in Hanoi and lighting incense sticks at a Buddhist temple in Saigon. It goes beyond the sacred and the profane to include the political – almost akin to giving the finger to reductive stereotypes of non-white women. Read more »

KYD No. 12 Teaser: ‘Into the Crater: Public Nudity on a Japanese Volcano’

For our first KYD No. 12 teaser, Robbie Arnott touches on his travels in Japan. Want to read the rest of Robbie’s big reveal? You can get your hands on Issue Twelve on 7th January. I was going to Hokkaido to climb a volcano. I’d already been … Read more »

KYD No. 10 Teaser: Kylie Ladd’s ‘Black and White: Broome’s One Certainty’

For our final Issue Ten teaser, Kylie Ladd discusses encountering complicated race relations as a new Broome resident. Want more of KYD Issue Ten? The whole issue will be available for purchase in the coming weeks, but for instant gratification, why not pre-order a copy of the … Read more »

Recommended Reading: Lisa Dempster, director of the Emerging Writers’ Festival

The Emerging Writers’ Festival kicks off today (see Kill Your Darlings appearances here). We asked EWF director Lisa Dempster to give us her recommended reading list. The role of a literary festival director is ironic in many ways: the closer the festival gets, the more time one … Read more »

Voyage and destination: Joel Magarey’s Exposure

In 1995, Joel Magarey up left his job as a journalist, and his beloved girlfriend Penny, to ‘track across the hurtling world’. Journeying to some of the most remote places in the world, Joel embarked upon an odyssey of sorts – geographical, sexual and psychological. His trek … Read more »