December 22, 2016
In our debut episode, best-selling novelist Hannah Kent joins us to discuss her new novel The Good People, the importance of literary journals as training grounds for emerging writers and editors, and battling self-doubt, creative anxiety and the desire to do too much.
Links to pieces discussed:
- The Good People is available through Pan Macmillan.
- A new phase for Kill Your Darlings literary journal.
Shout out to:
- Slam poet Emi Mahmoud.
Hannah Kent is the co-founder of Australian literary journal Kill Your Darlings. In 2011, she won the inaugural Writing Australia Unpublished Manuscript Award for her debut novel, Burial Rites, the story of Agnes Magnúsdóttir, the last person to be executed in Iceland. Since its publication in 2013, Burial Rites has been translated into nearly thirty languages and has received numerous awards and nominations. Her second novel, The Good People, was released in September 2016.
Our theme music is Rainbow Chan’s “Last”, from her latest album Spacings.