Alan Vaarwerk

 Alan Vaarwerk 

I'm Alan. I'm a writer, critic and editor at Kill Your Darlings.

I was formerly editorial assistant for Readings Monthly and have worked in editorial with Text Publishing, Inkerman & Blunt and Griffith Review.

I've spoken and read my work at the National Young Writers Festival, the Noted, Emerging, Digital and Brisbane writers’ festivals and the Independent Publishing Conference.

I grew up in regional NSW, grew up some more in Brisbane, and now live in Melbourne.


🎓 Grad. Dip. Editing & Publishing, RMIT
🎓 B. Communications, B. Arts (Hons 1), Griffith University


📝 Kill Your Darlings 📝 Readings Monthly 📝 Stilts 📝  Griffith Review 📝 Books + Publishing 📝 Wheeler Centre


📧 alan (dot) vaarwerk (at) gmail (dot) com
📧 alan (at) killyourdarlings (dot) com (dot) au


I live and work on unceded sovereign Wurundjeri country, and pay my respects to elders and custodians past, present and future.

🎨 Image by Nena Salobir