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New Australian Fiction 2020

Kill Your Darlings is now accepting submissions for our New Australian Fiction 2020 anthology, which will be published in September. I’m delighted to be returning as the series editor, and I look forward to discovering a host of new writers for the collection. In other good news, New Australian Fiction 2019 has gone into reprint after our first edition […]

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I’m back!

Hello there! It’s been a while since I last updated the website – and that’s because I’ve been busily writing my new novel! More details on this project to come, but I can report that it’s a story about a young woman recruited to MI5 at the beginning of the Second World War who becomes […]

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An Interview with Compulsive Reader

Today I spoke with Magdalena Ball from Compulsive Reader about Bad Behaviour. I really enjoyed her considered and thoughtful questions. You can listen to the interview here. Magdalena will be chairing two of my sessions at the upcoming Newcastle Writers’ Festival.

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Rebecca appearing at Newcastle Writers Festival

I’m delighted to be appearing at the 2016 Newcastle Writers Festival, which is taking place between 1 and 3 April 2016. I am scheduled for two events on Saturday, 2 April: Playground Politics: Exploring the Darker Side of School, with James Fry, Brigid Delaney, and hosted by Magdalena Ball. 10am-11am, Hunter Room, City Hall. Free […]

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Bad Behaviour optioned for TV

In some very exciting news, I’m pleased to announce that Bad Behaviour has been optioned for television by director Pip Karmel and Amanda Higgs, co-creator and producer of The Secret Life of Us and The Time of Our Lives. Books+Publishing has an article about the announcement here. I’m so very thrilled that Pip and Amanda have taken on the project, I’m a […]

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In Conversation with Richard Fidler (ABC Radio)

Last month I was lucky enough to be a guest on Richard Fidler’s Conversations, which is broadcast nationally each day on ABC radio. Richard was a generous and insightful host and I really enjoyed chatting with him about Bad Behaviour. If you’re interested in having a listen, the podcast is available here. I hope you enjoy!

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Praise for Bad Behaviour

‘Riveting. At once self-critical, intelligent and beautifully written…unforgettable.’ Hannah Kent ‘An eloquent reminder that love is a place of great vulnerability…This is an engrossing book. The structure of the book creates a tender bond between a girl and the older version of herself who wants to find her and love her. The warmth of Starford’s […]

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