KYD brings you a selection of links and miscellanea that have amused, enlightened and generally distracted us this week. If you’ve got amusing links we need to see, tweet them to us at @kyd_magazine!


Image: ‘Jes’, Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

We’re proud as punch that the debut solo exhibition of the incredible Guy Shield will feature 19 of his beautiful KYD cover illustrations. Check out the free exhibition at Melbourne’s Lamington Drive Gallery from 5 April–6 May!

Presenting a great lineup of brilliant minds, The Emerging Writers’ Festival has announced the ambassadors headlining the National Writers’ Conference in June. The 2017 Sydney Writers’ Festival program has also just been released!

‘Joan had woken that morning with the flecked remnants of a peculiar dream imprinted on the edges of her conscious.’ Janelle McCulloch reveals author Joan Lindsay’s inspiration behind the Australian classic Picnic at Hanging Rock.

Dubbed ‘the Banksy of bad punctuation’, one man in Bristol, armed with an ‘apostrophiser’, is on a mission to correct crimes against grammar in offending signage.

‘Not only were they typing, and retyping, but translating and editing and – um – doing the actual research.’ #ThanksforTyping: the women behind famous male writers.

And, one for cat lovers: