Event Recap / First Friday Club with Kirsten Krauth


Listen to Kirsten speak about her experience as an author and editor and the new ways writers have been working and promoting their books while in isolation


First Friday Club, our monthly conversation with an industry professional, is a chance for our community to learn more about the writing and publishing industry.

In August 2020, Kirsten Krauth, novelist, editor and convenor of the popular Facebook group Writers Go Forth for writers publishing during the pandemic, engaged in a conversation with Writing NSW Program Manager Julia Tsalis.

Julia spoke to Kirsten about her experience as an author and editor and the new ways writers have been working and promoting their books while in isolation, including a surprise musical element!

Watch the video on our YouTube channel, here.


Kirsten Krauth is an author, editor and arts journalist who lives in Castlemaine. Her bestselling novel Almost a Mirror, published in April 2020 by Transit Lounge, was shortlisted for the Penguin Literary Prize and her first novel is just_a_girl. She received the Stephen Parker Medal at the University of Canberra for Most Outstanding PhD Thesis for her creative writing PhD –  Almost a Mirror – along with the Donald Horne Creative and Cultural Fellowship to produce a podcast about Australian 80s songs featured in the book: visit @almost.a.mirror on Instagram or search out Almost a Mirror on YouTube, Spotify and Apple Music to hear the playlist. Her writing on film/TV, literature, photography and digital arts has been published in the GuardianSaturday PaperMonthlyAge/SMH and  Overland, and she has been editing Writing NSW’s Newswrite magazine for over a decade.


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