Meet the Kill Your Darlings team — Kill Your Darlings

Meet the Kill Your Darlings team



Publishing Director Rebecca Starford is the author of the memoir, Bad Behaviour, and the forthcoming novel, The Handler (both Allen & Unwin). She is a former editor at Text Publishing, and has worked for Affirm Press and Australian Book Review. Her writing has appeared in the Guardian, Age, Weekend Australian, and Big Issue Fiction Edition. Bad Behaviour is currently in development with Matchbox Pictures. Rebecca teaches creative writing at the University of Queensland and coordinates KYD’s Writers Workshop. @RebeccaStarford


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Publisher Alice Cottrell has worked for Text Publishing and Riot Communications. She is originally from the UK and has lived in Melbourne for six years. @aliceecottrell


Editor Alan Vaarwerk is a writer, editor and critic whose work has appeared in Griffith Review, Stilts, Readings Monthly and Writers Bloc. He grew up in regional NSW, grew up some more in Brisbane, and now lives in Melbourne. @alanvaarwerk


Podcast host and producer Meaghan Dew is a librarian and audio producer. She’s previously worked in publishing with Penguin and Thames & Hudson, and spends the rest of her time reading. @megsansmog


First Book Club host Ellen Cregan is a writer, bookseller and editor from Melbourne. Her writing has appeared in publications such as Voiceworks, The Suburban Review and Feminartsy. She Instagrams cats, knitting progress shots and sporadic book recommendations from @ellenceee
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Illustrator Guy Shield is a Melbourne-based artist and designer. Guy has drawn for publications from all over the globe, including Wall Street Journal, The Hollywood Reporter, Fortune, WIRED, Rolling Stone and Granta. @guyshield


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