Sun, 06 Oct | Upstairs at Better Read Than Dead

Kill Your Darlings - New Australian Fiction Book Launch

Join us to celebrate the launch of New Australian Fiction 2019, the inaugural print collection of short stories from Kill Your Darlings. Hosted by editor Rebecca Starford, the event will feature readings from Julie Koh, Chloe Michele, and Gretchen Shirm!
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Kill Your Darlings - New Australian Fiction Book Launch

Time & Location

06 Oct 2019, 3:00 pm
Upstairs at Better Read Than Dead, 265 King Street, Newtown NSW, Australia

About The Event

Join us to celebrate the launch of New Australian Fiction 2019, the inaugural print collection of short stories from Kill Your Darlings

Hosted by editor Rebecca Starford, the event will feature readings from contributing authors Julie Koh, Chloe Michele, and Gretchen Shirm. 

About the Book

A childless couple find an abandoned baby on the beach. A twilight car accident has a man lost in the bush. Two men on the coast share an unspoken love. A father is prosecuted by his small-town community. A young woman has a threatening first date. A writer is terrorised by the ghosts of his fiction. Drugs drive childhood friends apart. City folk visit a room for crying.

New Australian Fiction features brilliant writers with distinct experiences, voices and styles from all corners of Australia. Together they showcase the strength and diversity of Australian short fiction at its best. These stories will move, entertain and enlighten you.

The anthology features an incredible line-up: Tony Birch, Zoë Bradley, Mikaella Clements, Craig Cormick, Laura Elvery, Andrea Gillum, Anne Hotta, Joshua Kemp, Jack Kirne, Julie Koh, Wayne Marshall, Chloe Michele, A.S. Patrić, Allee Richards, Melanie Saward, Gretchen Shirm, Khalid Warsame, and Laura Elizabeth Woollett. 

About the Editor

Rebecca Starford is KYD’s publishing director and the author of the memoir Bad Behaviour, and the forthcoming novel The Handler. She is a former editor at Text Publishing, and has worked for Affirm Press and Australian Book Review

Her writing has appeared in the Guardian, Age, Weekend Australian, and Big Issue Fiction Edition. Bad Behaviour is currently in development with Matchbox Pictures. Rebecca teaches creative writing at the University of Queensland and coordinates KYD's Writers Workshop.

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