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KYD‘s Tasmania Showcase

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From Hobart to Launceston, writers from all across the island share stories from and about their home. Check out the full showcase!


Marriage, Lies and Russian Spies

Lauren Carroll Harris

Rejecting stereotypes of action-packed spy thrillers, The Americans instead turns its gaze towards personal trauma and the human cost of espionage.

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Aileen Westbrook

KYD, the Emerging Writers’ Festival and Monash University present Aileen Westbrook’s ‘Mistook’, the winner of the 2018 Monash Undergraduate Prize for Creative Writing.

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KYD Unpublished Manuscript Award Shortlist

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Read extracts from the five shortlisted entrants in this year’s KYD Unpublished Manuscript Award!

Books & Publishing

KYD First Book Club

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This month’s First Book Club pick is Drew Rooke’s One Last Spin, a poignant and compassionate work of literary journalism that tackles Australia’s most controversial pastime.

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Harry Potter Trivia with KYD

15.08.18 — CommentaryRebecca Shaw

Lasting Impressions: Why Insatiable is so Unsatisfying

13.08.18 — New FictionAllee Richards

The Passengers

10.08.18 — MemoirJill Stark

Read an extract from Jill Stark’s Happy Never After

KYD's Tasmania showcase

Presenting a showcase of brilliant new writing from Tasmania. Read Kate Lansell on Hobart’s housing crisis, Anne Kellas reflects on the layers of memory that make a city, Robbie Arnott on losing someone you never really knew, and new fiction from Adam Thompson – plus a giveaway!

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Writing Historical Fiction: A KYD Writers’ Workshop

Join Hannah Kent in this unique online writing course all about researching, writing and developing a work of historical fiction. Book Now View All Workshops

So You Want to Write: A KYD Writers’ Workshop

Join Hannah Kent and Rebecca Starford in this unique online writing course all about beginning and maintaining a focused creative writing practice. Book Now View All Workshops
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