• just_a_girl by Kirsten Krauth

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    "… straddles YA and adult literary fiction in the same way as Tim Winton's Breath … Layla's is a unique voice. A beautifully told story.” — Cameron Raynes

  • Kirsten Krauth

    Novelist. Blogger. Editor. My first novel just_a_girl just published. I blog on all things literary and filmy at Wild Colonial Girl

    "just_a_girl is a complex and timely novel, the first book by a strong writer who is not afraid to go to honest, dark places." 
    — Angela Meyer, LiteraryMinded blog

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Author interviews + guest blogs

Radio National: interview with Natasha Mitchell (Life Matters) and Michael Cathcart (Books + Arts Daily), live from the Bendigo Writers’ Festival. 8 August 2014.

Triple Choice Tuesday: Three books that have had a profound impact on my writing and reading for Reading Matters, as part of the Australia/NZ Literature Festival in the UK. 20 May 2014.

Past, Present + Future: Three favourite books at Book to the Future blog. 28 April 2014

Beauty and Lace Magazine: an interview with Michelle Walker. 28 April 2014.

Write Note Reviews: an interview with Monique Mulligan for her Author Insight series. 10 February 2014.

Passages of Writing, an interview with Julie Proudfoot. 11 February 2014.

Meet an Aussie Author: Q+A at ANZ LitLovers blog. 11 February 2014.

Danielle Binks, at Kill Your Darlings blog, imagines an Alex Award (introducing teen readers to adult books) and lists just_a_girl in the top 10.

YEN magazine online: an interview with Michael Adams, 16 January 2014.

Interview at Australian Women Writers. I talk to Elizabeth Lhuede about love dolls, Lolita and what it’s like to hit puberty early. December 2013.

Jenn J McLeod invited me over to her blog for a Bar Yarn. The most fun I’ve had being interviewed to date … watch out for tequila slammers. 3 December 2013.

If you’ve ever wondered what’s hidden on my bookshelves, here’s a post at The Incredible Rambling Elimy blog, 31 October 2013.

Dream Big … Read Often: an interview with Melissa Wray, 13 October 2013.

Disconnected in a connected world: what are teenagers doing online?, researching teenage
 girls in the digital age for just_a_girl, Wheeler Centre blog, 22 July 2013.

Lolita with a webcam: profile on Castlemaine’s local paper, Midland Express. 9 July 2013.

Profile in Midland Express
Profile in Midland Express

Radio interview with Jan Goldsmith, Published or Not, 3CR. Listen to podcast. 4 July 2013.


Radio interview with Alicia Sometimes, Aural Text, 3RRR. Listen to podcast. 3 July 2013.

Ten (not so) easy steps to writing a novel: guest post at Walter Mason’s blog, 29 June 2013.

Writing a first novel: guest post at Shelleyrae’s Book’d Out blog, 27 June 2013.

Appearance at a pop-up bookstore: Q+A with Colourbox Studio in Footscray, 25 June 2013.

The launch of Kirsten Krauth’s new novel: Walter Mason covers the Sydney launch, 21 June 2013.

Haruki Murakami’s Wind Up Bird Chronicle and its influence: guest post at Friday Faves, Annabel Smith’s wonderful blog, 7 June 2013.

Voice, reviews and choosing a publisher: Q+A with Allison Tait, Life in a Pink Fibro blog, 6 June 2013.

just_a_girl is born: My lovely agent, Virginia Lloyd, live from New York, on how she’s helped me through the first time, 6 June 2013.

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