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.

February First Book Club: Heather Morris’ The Tattooist of Auschwitz

Kill Your Darlings’ First Book Club pick for February is The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris (Echo Publishing). Based on the true story and extensive interviews with Auschwitz-Birkenau tattoist Ludwig Sokolov, The Tattoist of Auschwitz tells the story of a young Jewish man placed in a position of privelige within Auchwitz: marking its prisoners for life. When he falls in love with a young woman, fellow prisoner Gita, he resolves to find a way to use his position to lessen the suffering of those around him. This is a confronting tale of the power of love in a time of great injustice.

Read an extract from The Tattooist of Auschwitz here.

Join us at Readings Carlton on Tuesday 27 February for an in-conversation event with Heather Morris and KYD First Book Club coordinator Ellen Cregan.

 

Coming up in March: Robert Lukins’ The Everlasting Sunday

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