MICHELLE DE KRETSER ON WRITING, READING & LITERATURE

Michelle de Kretser is one of Australia's most popular - and awarded - writers.

She received the Miles Franklin Literary Prize in 2013 for Questions of Travel, and is currently shortlisted for the 2018 Miles Franklin for The Life to Come. She was also longlisted for the Booker Prize in 2008 for The Lost Dog.

In this interview, Michelle reflects on what makes a literary career, and why engaging with the work of other writers is so important.

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Love writing? Looking to improve your writing? Or do you just love listening to writers talk about their craft? If yes, The Garret is for you.

We interview the best writers writing today and discuss how they start, draft, edit, publish and market their work.

Our goal is to interview the best writers in Australia, including all of winners of the Miles Franklin Literary Award. We are well on our way there. Each interview is published with a complete transcript and interactive show notes (so you don’t have to write anything down while you listen).