Kirsten Krauth

Kirsten Krauth is an author, arts journalist and editor who lives in Castlemaine. Her latest novel, Almost a Mirror, set around the 80s pop and post-punk music scene of Countdown and the Crystal Ballroom — the landscape of Nick Cave and the Birthday Party — was shortlisted for the Penguin Literary Prize and published in April 2020.

Her writing has been published in The Guardian, Saturday Paper, Monthly, Age/SMH and Overland. She’s inspired by photography, music, film, other writers — and is an 80s tragic. Her first novel is Just a_girl. For more on the book visit @almost.a.mirror on Instagram or search out Almost a Mirror on YouTube, Spotify and Apple Music to hear the playlist.

Author photo Penny Ryan