The KYD team discuss Sayaka Murata’s new novel ‘Earthlings’, and the online documentary series Voxdocs.
For our October First Book Club, Ellen Cregan sits down with Ruby Hamad to discuss racism, feminism and the process of writing her debut book ‘White Tears/Brown Scars’.
From Handmaids to influencers, KYD’s Meaghan Dew, Alan Vaarwerk, Ellen Cregan and Alice Cottrell unpack Margaret Atwood’s (newly joint Booker Prize-winning) ‘The Testaments’, and the inventive new ABC web series taking on influencer culture, ‘Content’. Spoilers ahead!
For our September First Book Club, Ellen Cregan sits down with Yumna Kassab to discuss reading, editing and the process of writing her debut short fiction collection ‘The House of Youssef’.
For our August First Book Club, Ellen Cregan sits down with Nina Kenwood to discuss her debut YA noval ‘It Sounded Better In My Head’, recorded live at Readings St Kilda on 22 August.
To celebrate the Melbourne International Film Festival, the KYD team shares their favourite book to film adaptations, and we chat to director Sophie Hyde about her film ‘Animals’.
For our July First Book Club, Ellen Cregan sits down with Alice Bishop to discuss her debut collection ‘A Constant Hum’, recorded live at Readings State Library Victoria on 18 July.
For our June First Book Club, Ellen Cregan sits down with Elizabeth Kuiper to discuss her debut novel ‘Little Stones’, recorded live at Bargoonga Nganjin North Fitzroy Library on 25 June.
Ellen Cregan sits down with Eleanor Gordon-Smith to discuss her debut book ‘Stop Being Reasonable’, recorded live at Readings Carlton on 23 May.
Melanie Cheng joins Alice Cottrell, Alan Vaarwerk and Ellen Cregan in the studio to discuss her new novel Room For A Stranger and her recent work as a guest-curator at the Sydney Writers Festival.
Hear readings from our first ever Speculative Fiction/Fantasy Showcase, read by Jane Rawson, J.R. Hennessy, J.A. Haigh, Angela Meyer and Claire Corbett.
For our March First Book Club, Ellen Cregan sits down with Sam George-Allen to discuss her debut book ‘Witches: What Women Do Together’, recorded live at Bargoonga Nganjin North Fitzroy Library on 27 March.
The KYD team chats about the Stella Prize shortlist, how our summer reading went, and dive into the debate over Marie Kondo-ing our books.
Hear J.P. Pomare discuss his debut novel, the psychological suspense thriller ‘Call Me Evie’, with our First Book Club Coordinator Ellen Cregan, recorded live at Hill of Content, Melbourne on 21 February.
The last Kill Your Darlings Podcast of 2018 is all about summer reading, so sit back as the KYD team take you through our top picks for the summer break.
Hear journalist Rachael Brown discuss her book and ABC true-crime podcast ‘Trace’ with our First Book Club Coordinator Ellen Cregan, recorded live at Hill of Content, Melbourne on 21 November.
In this episode of the podcast we speak to Zoya Patel and Ambelin Kwaymullina about memoir, family, the Own Voices movement and the many facets of Australian identity.
For our September First Book Club, we chat with Jay Martin on ‘Vodka & Apple Juice’, writing about Poland from afar, creating engaging narrative from personal experience, and what she learned about Australians from her time abroad.
Drew Rooke’s ‘One Last Spin: The Power and Peril of the Pokies’ is not just a searing take on the pokies in Australia, it’s also our KYD First Book Club book for August. Last month Rooke appeared at Sydney’s Better Read Than Dead with writer, director and producer Jane Manning, to discuss his research and the resulting book.