Kirsten Krauth’s just_a_girl

  • Posted on 23rd June 2014
Kirsten Krauth’s just_a_girl

Kirsten Krauth is an Australian writer and editor. Her 2013 debut novel, just_a_girl, is a terrific read, highly recommended by all at Open Field.

just_a_girl is a smart, thoughtful, lively look at the problems and challenges of forging meaningful connections in the modern world. The story is told by fourteen-year-old Layla, her mother, and a male commuter. Their lives overlap and intersect in a wholly intriguing and original way. It’s disturbing, too, but you have to read the book to find out what I mean.

Krauth wrote a wonderful article about anger and creative writing in issue three of Open Field. She interviews Australian writers about how anger informs, inspires, undermines and otherwise impacts on their work. Their responses are fascinating.

Kirsten Krauth writes about books, writing and creativity on her blog.