November’s the end of the KYD First Book Club for 2017, so for this episode we take a look at the last two titles till 2018. On Halloween, Lois Murphy let us in on the places that inspired Soon, her tale of an almost deserted town in the middle of nowhere. The people might be gone but something’s still trying to get in.

Further down south (and two hundred years earlier), an escaped convict named Bridget Crack fell in with a bad crowd. We asked Rachel Leary about research, Ned Kelly and prickly protagonists.

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Read an extract from Soon here, and read Lois Murphy on the writing of the novel here.

Read an extract from Bridget Crack here, and read Ellen Cregan’s review of the novel here.

Transcript coming soon!