First Book Club

Meet tomorrow’s biggest authors today as we shine a spotlight on debut Australian authors.

Established in 2014, the KYD First Book Club partners with local publishers to each month promote a new release debut book of fiction or non-fiction that KYD is gunning for everyone to read!

Through a series of events, online content, podcast coverage and profiles, the KYD First Book Club encourages wide-ranging and long-lasting conversations about these authors and their books both on and off the screen.

April First Book Club: Laurie Steed’s You Belong Here

Kill Your Darlings’ First Book Club pick for April is You Belong Here by Laurie Steed (Margaret River Press). Jen and Steven meet at sixteen and marry at eighteen. Soon they’re the parents of three young children. Initially, the kids keep them together until love turns to lies and the family implodes. As they become adults, each child faces love and loss in the shadow of their family legacy. You Belong Here is a book about trust and connection. About what keeps us going, in spite of ourselves.

Stay tuned to the KYD website and podcast as we explore more of the book throughout April!

Coming up in May: Julia Prendergast’s The Earth Does Not Get Fat (UWAP).

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