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The Stella Prize: Vicki Laveau-Harvie

Vicki Laveau-Harvie was born in Canada, but lived for many years in France before settling […]

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Jonathan Pearlman

Jonathan Pearlman is the founding editor of Australian Foreign Affairs, the new print journal founded […]

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Mark Brandi

Mark Brandi’s first novel Wimmera (2017) was named Best Debut at the 2018 Australian Indie […]

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Playlist: YA and children’s literature

Writing for young adults and children is a world – and skill – of its […]

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Playlist: Biography and memoir

Biography and memoir are two very different writing styles. However, both present ethical challenges, and […]

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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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OUR NEXT LIVE PODCAST

Hear award-winning writer and poet Maxine Beneba Clarke in conversation with host Astrid Edwards about Growing up African in Australia, a new anthology featuring the passionate voices and powerful stories of African-diaspora Australians.

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

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AUSTRALIAN PODCAST AWARDS 2019

In 2019 The Garret is a finalist in the Australian Podcast Awards in the Literature, Arts and Music category.

The awards are announced in Sydney on Saturday 18 May 2019.

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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.

Astrid Edwards, Director and Host of The Garret

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).