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Western Australia Showcase


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All this week at KYD, we’re showcasing Western Australian writing – from an exploration of Perth’s highway obsession, to new fiction from a Miles Franklin winner, and brilliant memoir on lust, loss and belonging.

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The 2019 KYD New Critic Award is now open!


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Are you a budding arts critic? You could win $3000 prize money and an ongoing column in KYD in 2019!

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Are Writer’s Festivals Catering for the Next Generation?


Danielle Binks


Amid the hand-wringing over who does and doesn’t deserve a platform at the Melbourne Writers Festival, the perennially overlooked teen and genre communities are seemingly being forgotten once again – and are creating alternative festivals of their own.

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Introduction to Writing Young Adult Fiction


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Learn all about what it takes to write a compelling narrative for teen readers in our new online workshop with Margot McGovern!

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Harry Potter Trivia with KYD


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Join us in October for an evening of witchcraft and quizzardry in Melbourne and Adelaide!

Books & Publishing


KYD First Book Club


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This month’s First Book Club pick is Jay Martin’s Vodka & Apple Juice, a warm, engaging memoir exploring the travels of an un-diplomatic wife in Poland.

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KYD's Western Australia showcase

Presenting a showcase of brilliant new writing from Western Australia. Read Stephanie Lai on Perth’s obsession with highways, Rafeif Ismail on searching for home in exile, Caitlin Maling’s reflection on love, loss and distance, and new fiction from Miles Franklin Award-winner Josephine Wilson – plus a giveaway!

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