Released today, Kill Your Darlings Issue 23 is now available to purchase through our shop and subscribers can read it online right now, so chuck a sickie and immerse yourself in the best of new Australian writing! Copies are already on their way to our print subscribers, and will be hitting mailboxes early this week.
In this issue, we look at issues of media, heritage and identity. Philip Brophy investigates how the Hollywood aesthetic influences the production of ISIS propaganda films; Hop Dac and Kate Mulvany trace their family history back to Vietnam; and Elizabeth Caplice revisits a Christian education steeped in creationism.
The issue also features new fiction by Elizabeth Harrower and SD Harvey Award Winner Andrea Gillum, plus loads more!
Four articles from this issue are available free to read online:
- Claire Varley reflects on her time volunteering in community development projects in the Solomon Islands
- Ruth McHugh-Dillon examines the transformation of English in Omar Musa’s Here Come the Dogs
- Our interviews editor, Gerard Elson, speaks to Helen Macdonald, acclaimed author of H is for Hawk
- In our online-only extract from her new book, Big Magic, Elizabeth Gilbert charts the liberating power of fear
Non-subscribers can check out some excerpts from the issue on Killings:
- Jessica Miller looks at the complicated ways we grieve our pets
- Adam Curley treads the delicate line between a life and a story as he explores the back streets of Fitzroy and Lost Animal’s album Ex Tropical
- Anna Barnes looks at how illness has changed her and comes to terms with her new identity as someone with a chronic illness
We’re excited to share the 23rd issue of Kill Your Darlings with you.