Throughout 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 third showcase in our series focuses on Tasmania. From Hobart to Launceston, all this week we’re featuring a range of brilliant new writing from Tasmanians writing from and about their home. Check out the full series below!

Don’t forget to catch up on our South Australia and Northern Territory showcases – and stay tuned for the next instalment in our state and territory series, coming in September!

This week we’re also giving new and current Tasmania-based KYD Members the chance to win two tickets to the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra’s performance of Fauré Requiem – subscribe from just $17.50 to get great new reads every week and loads of other perks and discounts!

Temporary: Tourism, Tents and Hobart’s Housing Crisis

Feature: As a holiday destination, Tasmania is cooler than ever, with a growing population and booming tourism industry. But as Kate Lansell reports, with rents skyrocketing and short-term rentals crowding out affordable housing, many Hobart residents are being left out in the cold.


New Fiction: It should be a simple task – help Sharkey move his beehives up the coast road. Travelling St Mary’s Pass with Sharkey is treacherous in more ways than one – but as Nathan soon finds, nature has its ways of extracting justice. A new story from Adam Thompson.

Palimpsest: Building a City of Memory

Memoir: As Hobart rebuilds and reinvents itself, the deeper stories of the city can feel lost under layers of history and memory – but as Anne Kellas reflects, when the lens is personal and the heart is open, the past and present can live side by side.

The Best Man in a Crisis: One Day in September

From the archive: On the day of the 2012 grand final, Robbie Arnott was driving to Launceston to identify his grandfather’s body for the police. Revisit this 2014 memoir on grief, responsibility and losing someone you never really knew from the author of Flames, our July First Book Club pick.

Giveaway: Win a double pass to TSO’s Fauré Requiem

To celebrate our Tasmania Showcase and say thanks for your support, we’re giving all new and current Tasmania-based KYD Members the chance to win two tickets to the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra’s performance of Fauré Requiem in August!