Each month we celebrate an Australian debut in the Kill Your Darlings First Book Club. For October we’re thrilled to focus on Ruby Hamad’s book, ‘White Tears/Brown Scars’, out now with MUP.

‘White Tears/Brown Scars’ blows open the inconvenient truth that when it comes to race, white entitlement is too often masked by victimhood. What happens when racism and sexism collide? Our First Book Club Host, Ellen Cregan, asked Ruby a few questions about the book’s origins and her writing process.

Our theme song is Broke for Free’s ‘Something Elated’