First Book Club

Meet tomorrow’s biggest authors today as we shine a spotlight on debut Australian authors.

Established in 2014, the KYD First Book Club partners with local publishers to each month promote a new release debut book of fiction or non-fiction that KYD is gunning for everyone to read!

Through a series of events, online content, podcast coverage and profiles, the KYD First Book Club encourages wide-ranging and long-lasting conversations about these authors and their books both on and off the screen.

August First Book Club: Nina Kenwood’s It Sounded Better In My Head

Kill Your Darlings’ First Book Club pick for August is Nina Kenwood’s It Sounded Better In My Head (Text Publishing), a tender, funny and joyful YA novel about longing, confusion, feeling left out and finding out what really matters.

When her parents announce their impending separation, Natalie can’t understand why no one is fighting or at least mildly upset. And now that Zach and Lucy, her two best friends, have fallen in love, she’s feeling slightly miffed and decidedly awkward.

Where does she fit in now? And what has happened to the version of her life that played out like a TV show—with just the right amount of banter, pining and meaningful looks? Nothing is going according to plan – But then an unexpected romance comes along and shakes things up even further.

Stay tuned for features on our website and podcast throughout the month, and join us at Readings St Kilda on 22 August to hear author Nina Kenwood discuss the book with First Book Club host Ellen Cregan.

Coming up in August: Yumna Kassab’s The House of Youssef (Giramondo).

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