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Susan Orlean is one of our first international guests on The Garret.

She is the author of seven books, including The Orchid Thief (1998), which was made into the Academy Award-winning film Adaptation (with no less than Meryl Streep playing Susan in the movie).

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Susan Orlean

Susan Orlean is one of our first international guests on The Garret. Susan lives in […]

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Kate Richards

Kate Richards is a memoirist, poet and most recently, a novelist. Her work goes where […]

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Maxine McKew and Larissa McLean Davies: On teaching Australian literature

This is a special episode of The Garret. It is an exploration of how we […]

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Playlist: Chronic illness and grief

Sometimes writing is hard. In these interviews, writers discuss how they wrote and shared their […]

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Playlist: Non-fiction

Writing non-fiction is an art, incorporating storytelling techniques as much as facts and research. Here […]

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OUR NEXT LIVE PODCAST

Hear Maxine Beneba Clarke and Magan Magan discuss Growing up African in Australia with host Astrid Edwards and Shantel Wetherall.

The discussion will explore all angles of the work - Maxine's role as editor, Magan's role as contributor, and Shantel's experience as a reader who grew up as part of the African Diaspora.

Entry is FREE but BOOKINGS via the State Library of Victoria are required.

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MEET OUR HOST

Our host Astrid Edwards is a writer, teacher, podcaster and director.

Astrid is also a bibliophile. Astrid is a writing teacher and coordinator at RMIT University. She has also judged the Aurealis Awards each year since 2016. She is a former Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellow.

You can read Astrid's work in The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald, Future Women and Australian Book Review.

Astrid joined the Board of Melbourne Writers Festival in 2019. She previously served as the Deputy Chair of Writers Victoria.

You can read more about Astrid here, and follow her on GoodreadsInstagram and Twitter.

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ABOUT THE GARRET

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).