KYD Podcast: Stranger Magic

The KYD Podcast is back with a few strange tales from the Melbourne Writers Festival and beyond. In this edition we speak to Madelaine Dickie about her novel Troppo, Julie Koh reads from her brilliantly bizarre collection Portable Curiosities, and we speak with Lev Grossman about the Magicians trilogy.

Books & Writing

Privacy Policies

Eliza Henry-Jones

On virtual intimacy and being a writer on social media

Books & Writing

Looking at Things, and Naming Them

Jessica Alice

On Hera Lindsay Bird‘s transformative poetry collection Hera Lindsay Bird

Books & Writing

The Heart of the Matter

Bri Lee

An interview with Laura Elizabeth Wollett

Politics & Society

Imagine a City

Lucy Salt

Swanston Street Party and the greening of Melbourne


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Issue No. 26 July 2016

A brief look inside our new issue. We have COMMENTARY from Matilda Dixon-Smith, Jerath Head and Madeleine Hamilton and an ESSAY from Emma MaguireFIRST PERSON memoir pieces by Hugh Jones and Lian Low. NEW FICTION from David Sornig. CONVERSATION with Ann Goldstein. DISPATCHES from Ashley Kalagian Blunt. In THE CULTURE FILES, we feature Jane Howard and Kali Myers. Find out more here.

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