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Trent Jamieson discusses writing children's literature and creating fantasy worlds, as well as how we communicate about climate change to the next generation.

Trent is a multi-award winning novelist and short story writer. He is the author of the picture book The Giant and the Sea, the fantasy work Day Boy, and the Death Works series. He has twice won Aurealis Awards for his short stories.

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Our host Astrid Edwards is a writer, teacher, podcaster and director. In addition to The Garret, she also co-hosts Anonymous Was A Woman, another book podcast, with Jamila Rizvi.

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 Saturday Paper, Future Women, Kill Your Darlings and Australian Book Review.

Astrid is the Deputy Chair of Melbourne Writers Festival and previously served as Deputy Chair of Writers Victoria. She is one of the founding members of the Book Industry Climate Action Group.

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 (so you don’t have to write anything down while you listen).