Emily Bitto’s The Strays was shortlisted for the 2013 Victorian Premier’s Unpublished Manuscript Award. Reviewing The Strays in Books+Publishing Magazine, KYD’s Online Editor Emily Laidlaw described it as ‘an immensely pleasurable read that covers a wide canvas: art history, modernism, a young girl’s coming of age’.

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.

Bitto will be in conversation with Kill Your Darlings’ Deputy Online Editor Veronica Sullivan, followed by audience Q&A and book signing. Drinks will be provided.

The First Book Club is free, but bookings are required.
RSVP to [email protected] to confirm your place.

Kill Your Darlings First Book Club: The Strays
Wednesday June 11
6.30 for 7pm

Happy Valley: Design, Books, Art
294 Smith St
Collingwood 3066