For our March First Book Club, Ellen Cregan sits down with Wayne Marshall to discuss his debut short fiction collection ‘Shirl’, out now from Affirm Press.


KYD First Book Club Event: Trace

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.

KYD Podcast: At The Intersection

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.

KYD Podcast: Jay Martin’s Vodka & Apple Juice

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.

KYD First Book Club Event: One Last Spin

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.

KYD Podcast: Linguistic Gymnastics

On this episode we’re happily upstaged by podcaster extraordinaire Helen Zaltzman, host and creator of The Allusionist to chat about Australian sound, the barriers of podcast entry and what editing your own show tells you about storytelling. Then we’re joined by writer Allee Richards to read and discuss her short story ‘The Passengers’. Come along for the ride!

KYD Podcast: The Tales That Came In From The Cold

It’s hibernation time, perfect for curling up under the doona with a story. But if you do have to get up and go about your business why not take the stories with you? In this episode of the Kill Your Darlings Podcast you’ll hear Abigail Fisher read her short story, Vermont, as well as First Book Club author Robbie Arnott discussing his novel, Flames. Enjoy – then get back under the covers as soon as you can!

KYD First Book Club Event: The Unexpected Education of Emily Dean

Hear Mira Robertson discuss her debut novel, ‘The Unexpected Education of Emily Dean’ with our First Book Club Coordinator Ellen Cregan, recorded live at Hill of Content, Melbourne on 14 June.

KYD Podcast: Mayhem, Collected

In Australia recently for the Wheeler Centre’s ‘Mayhem’ series, Jenny Zhang and Carmen Maria Machado join us to talk ‘bad’ language, inspirational peers, urban legends and altered realities, Law & Order: SVU and the Great American Dream.

KYD First Book Club Event: The Earth Does Not Get Fat

Hear Julia Prendergast discuss her debut novel, ‘The Earth Does Not Get Fat’ with our First Book Club Coordinator Ellen Cregan, recorded live at Readings Carlton on 10 May.

KYD Podcast: Past Imperfect with Sisters In Crime

Kill Your Darlings joined Sisters in Crime last month for their event Past Imperfect, sorting historical fact from fiction with Dervla McTiernan (The Rúin), Sarah Schmidt (See What I Have Done) and Katherine Kovacic (The Portrait of Molly Dean).

KYD Podcast: Laurie Steed’s You Belong Here

Laurie Steed, whose debut novel ‘You Belong Here’ is our April First Book Club pick, speaks to us about writing Perth’s suburbs, characters with debatable taste in music, and returning home.

KYD First Book Club Event: The Everlasting Sunday

Ellen Cregan and Robert Lukins discuss ‘The Everlasting Sunday’ in our March First Book Club event, recorded live at Readings Carlton.

Where We’re Going

Jennifer Mills and Michael Mohammed Ahmad drop in to the KYD Podcast to tell us about places we haven’t been. Jennifer Mills reads from ‘Dyschronia’ while Michael Mohammed Ahmad walks us through writing, rewriting, publishing and promoting his second novel, ‘The Lebs’.

KYD First Book Club Event: The Tattooist Of Auschwitz

Ellen Cregan and Heather Morris discuss The Tattooist of Auschwitz in our first live First Book Club event of the year.

KYD Podcast: End of Year

Happy Holidays from the team at Kill Your Darlings! In this, our last podcast for 2017, we bring you our recommendations for the holiday season, Hera Lindsay Bird reading ‘Monica’, and the hosts of the Witch, Please podcast.

KYD Podcast: First Book Club Finale

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 of the year, Lois Murphy’s ‘Soon’ and Rachel Leary’s ‘Bridget Crack’.

Critical Attention: Sonia Nair

In episode six, we chat to freelance writer and food critic Sonia Nair, who blogs about not following her food intolerances at Whatever Floats Your Bloat.

KYD Podcast: Writers Revolution

The KYD Podcast celebrates writers who speak out, on more than just the page. We chat to to the inimitable Joyce Carol Oates and Angie Thomas about writing, resistance and revolution.

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