“We’re living in increasingly anxious times…I think it’s bubbling away in the backdrop of every contemporary novel in some way.”

Each month we celebrate an Australian debut release of fiction or non-fiction with the Kill Your Darlings First Book Club. For August that debut is Luke Horton’s The Fogging, out now from Scribe Publications. The Fogging was highly commended for the Victorian Premier’s Award for an Unpublished Manuscript in 2019, and is a compelling tale of the slow disintegration of a relationship and the unravelling of a man.

Our September First Book Club title will be The F Team by Rawah Arja (Giramondo). Our theme song is Broke for Free’s ‘Something Elated’.

Further reading:

Read Ellen Cregan’s review of The Fogging in our August Books Roundup.

Read Luke’s Shelf Reflection on his reading habits and the writing that inspires him.

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