In 2018, Kill Your Darlings presents a regular series of state and territory showcases, shining a spotlight on great Australian writing from outside the south-eastern cultural centres.

The first showcase in our series focuses on South Australia. All this week we’re featuring a range of brilliant new writing from South Australians writing from and about their state. Check out their fantastic work below, and stay tuned for the next instalment in our state and territory showcase series, coming in May!

Lightning From the Gods

From economic collapse to an infamous blackout and a tech billionaire’s wager, Royce Kurmelovs investigates the imperfect storm of power, politics and rampant greed that led to South Australia’s emergence as a renewable energy powerhouse.

Praying with Lorikeets

Whether a house in the Middle Eastern desert or a new city on the other side of the world, home takes many forms – but as Lur Alghurabi writes, it’s old comforts and familiar faces that help a new life take root.

Valentine’s Day

Eight-year-old Lily might be excited about Valentine’s Day, but for her aunt Tania the day pulls at her romantic cynicism – with good reason. New fiction by Rebekah Clarkson.

From the archives: Bruce Springsteen’s Australia

Aimee Knight explores the social, cultural and economic factors that connect Bruce Springsteen’s music with fans from New Jersey to Port Augusta, upending stereotypes of ‘working-class’ music.