It’s the 21st episode of the Kill Your Darlings Podcast – and while we’ve been fully formed for a while now, any excuse to speak to artists examining the highs and lows… Read more
We love short fiction, so we’re pretty thrilled to present three masters of the form, thanks to the Emerging Writers Festival: Elizabeth Flux, Melanie Cheng and Laura Elizabeth Woollett.
Jessica Friedmann’s Things That Helped (Scribe) is the KYD First Book Club pick for May. In her collection, Jessica navigates post-partum depression following the birth of her son, touching on many other facets of her life along the way. Here she reads from the first chapter.
In this episode of the Kill Your Darlings Podcast we explore connections made through correspondence, and through the private made public. We speak to Jessica Friedmann about Things That Helped, hear how Angie Hart went from reluctant Women of Letters speaker to co-curator, and ask Alexandra Pierce about the multiple identities of Dr Alice Sheldon.
This month the KYD podcast pays tribute to the hundreds of small tasks and different skill sets that take each book from a writer’s manuscript to the copy in our hands. From publishers and marketers to librarians and more, we spend a day in the life of the books industry.
KYD and The Rereaders’ new podcast series ‘Critical Attention’, focusing on emerging critics, continues as we talk videogames with Leena van Deventer and Dan Golding, the authors of Game Changers: From Minecraft to Misogyny, The Fight For The Future of Videogames.
The KYD Podcast kicks off 2017 with Angela Pippos discussing women in sport in Australia, before continuing with Kylie Maslen whose piece for Junkee finds more to appreciate in the AFLW than the gender of the players. Plus, we speak with Peter Polites, our March Book Club author, about his debut novel ‘Down the Hume’.
KYD and The Rereaders are delighted to present a new podcast series, ‘Critical Attention’, focusing on emerging critics. Every month we will profile a new Australian critic, working in a different… Read more
It’s time to wrap up this oh so interesting year, and what better way than to reflect on a few of the better things that happened? In this episode we gather holiday recommendations from the Kill Your Darlings team, speak with Eimear McBride about The Lesser Bohemians and A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing, and share some of Omar Sakr’s poetry with you all.
While some of us try to avoid thinking about the future, others spend their time asking ‘what if?’ and reporting back with the results. From Briohny Doyle, Marlee Jane Ward and Justin Cronin come three very different takes on how they construct their futuristic worlds, and why they choose to do so.
The Kill Your Darlings Podcast took a trip to the National Young Writers’ Festival last month – lucky for you we’ve remembered the rules about sharing, and brought back enough for everyone. In this edition, Kylie Maslen (of book–plate) explains why she loves reading and writing about food, Magda Woźniak speaks about screenwriting, scripts and soapies, while Izzy Roberts-Orr tackles working with (and being) a volunteer.
The Kill Your Darlings Podcast is back with a few strange tales from the Melbourne Writer’s Festival and beyond. In this edition we speak to one of our KYD First Book Club authors, Madelaine Dickie, about her novel Troppo and the experiences in Indonesia that informed it. We also have Julie Koh reading part of ‘Cream Reaper’, from her brilliantly bizarre collection Portable Curiosities. Finally, I restrain my inner fangirl (who is also my outer fangirl) while asking Lev Grossman about his series The Magicians, magical protagonists, and what it’s like seeing Brakebills brought to life.
This incredibly honest, mainly truthful edition of the KYD Podcast delves into the fact behind the fiction, the origins of inspiration and perhaps a bit of truth bending as well. Featuring interviews with Maxine Beneba Clarke, Catriona Menzies-Pike and Liam Pieper.
Released in July 2016, Issue 26 of Kill Your Darlings features work by: Matilda Dixon-Smith, Jerath Head, Madeleine Hamilton, Emma Maguire, Hugh Jones, Lian Low, David Sornig, Ashley Kalagian Blunt, Jane Howard and Kali Myers, and Gerard Elson in conversation with Ann Goldstein.
The Kill Your Darlings Podcast is back with a Stella-r lineup to see you through the next thirty minutes of your day. In this month’s podcast we get inside the… Read more
Released in April 2016, Issue 25 of Kill Your Darlings features work by: Jane Caro, Jarni Blakkarly, Sarah Coles, Rachel Watts, Omar J Sakr, S.A. Jones, Jocelyn Richardson, Maggie MacKellar, Karen Hollands, Karen… Read more
In this episode of the KYD podcast, we speak to C.S. Pacat, author of the Captive Prince trilogy; writer and comedian Luke Ryan chats about serial fiction podcasts; and Martin McKenzie-Murray discusses his work for the Saturday Paper.
It’s the end of another year at Kill Your Darlings and we’re all taking stock – mainly of the things we’ve enjoyed during 2015.
Ⓒ 2017 Kill Your Darlings
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