Books & Writing

Dissolving Into Humanity: An interview with A.S. Patrić

Gerard Elson

The winner of the 2016 Miles Franklin Award spoke with KYD in May 2015 about his novel Black Rock White City.

Books & Writing

Finding Gold

Kate Mildenhall

On the process of writing Skylarking, KYD‘s First Book Club pick for August.

Books & Writing

An interview with John Freeman

Nathan Smith

“I just chase what I find to be beautiful and try to stay open to what I don’t know exists.”


A bold new phase for KYD

Kill Your Darlings

In 2017, KYD will bring you more content than ever before, and writing awards totalling $9000.

Books & Writing

Shame and the M‑word

Bri Lee

On writing memoir in your twenties


Recharging Your Inner Femmo

Stefanie Italia

An interview with the founders of the Feminist Writers Festival

Kill Your Darlings Podcast #12: True Story

This incredibly honest, mainly truthful edition of the KYD Podcast delves into the fact behind the fiction, the origins of inspiration and perhaps a bit of truth bending as well. Featuring interviews with Maxine Beneba Clarke, Catriona Menzies-Pike and Liam Pieper.

Issue No. 26 July 2016

A brief look inside our new issue. We have COMMENTARY from Matilda Dixon-Smith, Jerath Head and Madeleine Hamilton and an ESSAY from Emma MaguireFIRST PERSON memoir pieces by Hugh Jones and Lian Low. NEW FICTION from David Sornig. CONVERSATION with Ann Goldstein. DISPATCHES from Ashley Kalagian Blunt. In THE CULTURE FILES, we feature Jane Howard and Kali Myers. Find out more here.

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August 28, 2016


Anna Funder: The Art of Fiction

At this Melbourne Writers Festival event, Miles Franklin Award winner Anna Funder (All That I Am) talks to fellow novelist Hannah Kent (Burial Rites) about creating immersive fictional worlds rooted in history.

September 10, 2016


So You Want to Write: A KYD Writers’ Workshop

This day-long workshop is designed for those who wish to write seriously, but may be having difficulties in beginning or maintaining a focused creative writing practice.

$179 for KYD subscribers; $199 for non-subscribersBook NowView All Events

November 5, 2016


Preparing Your Work for Publication: A KYD Writers’ Workshop

This day-long workshop is designed to explain the importance of rewriting, and will teach efficient techniques and approaches to redrafting your work-in-progress to make it shine.

$179 for KYD subscribers; $199 for non-subscribersBook NowView All Events
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