USA Publication Day: Dirt Creek

Tuesday 2 August is publication day for Dirt Creek – the US edition of my first novel. (Tuesday morning is still technically hours away in the states, but it’s Tuesday morning where I am and I’m ready to celebrate!) I am a little beside myself to imagine this book in the hands of US readers.Continue reading “USA Publication Day: Dirt Creek”

Vogue Australia: 4 of Australia’s brightest authors on writing their first books

NONI REGINATO & AMY CAMPBELL – 6 JULY 2022 Few things are romanticised quite like writing a book. Whether it’s the bottomless coffee and toast drizzled with olive oil that fuels Patti Smith’s poetry as she sits in her beloved Café ‘Ino, or the wall-flowering that inspired Joan Didion’s seminal account of ’60s America in SlouchingContinue reading “Vogue Australia: 4 of Australia’s brightest authors on writing their first books”

KYD’s Culture Picks: My 2020 Favourites

Kill Your Darlings asked for my best-of for 2020, and here’s what I said: This year, I read precious few ‘new-release’ books , as I gave in to my desire simply to re-read things I knew I already loved (lockdown does that to a person, in my experience). One that strong-armed its way through was LukeContinue reading “KYD’s Culture Picks: My 2020 Favourites”

2020 Kill Your Darlings Unpublished Manuscript Award *Winner*

KYD’s Rebecca Starford, 2019 KYD Unpublished Manuscript Award winner Sam van Zweden, and Picador publisher Mathilda Imlah judged this year’s award. ‘Amidst a strong shortlist, Hayley Scrivenor’s novel of a missing child and the old wounds reopened by her absence was really a standout,’ says Imlah. ‘Told from the perspective of the policewoman in charge of her case, her mother, and her twoContinue reading “2020 Kill Your Darlings Unpublished Manuscript Award *Winner*”