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’.


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.

Critical Attention: Alex Griffin

In episode five, we chat to writer, researcher and editor Alex Griffin about internet criticism, defamiliarising the everyday and how to be a critic who is also an academic.

Critical Attention: Matilda Dixon-Smith

KYD and The Rereaders present Critical Attention, a podcast series focusing on emerging critics. Every episode we profile new Australian critics working in a variety of artistic and cultural spaces. In episode four,… Read more

KYD Podcast: Reels, Rights & Reviews

It’s a few weeks post film festival here in Melbourne so we at Kill Your Darlings assume you’re over your film fatigue and are fit for another foray into the… Read more

Critical Attention: MIFF Critics Campus 2017

In this new episode of Critical Attention, presented by KYD and The Rereaders, we chat to the film critics of tomorrow about their experiences inside Critics Campus, the Melbourne International Film Festival’s week-long intensive critical incubator.

KYD Podcast: Coming of Age

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

KYD Podcast: Short Stories Emerge

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.

First Book Club: Jessica Friedmann reads from Things That Helped

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.

KYD Podcast: Dear Listener, From KYD

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.

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