ALEC PATRIC & RYAN O’NEILL’S WRITING PARTNERSHIP

Alec Patric and Ryan O’Neill have an extraordinary writing partnership, and have been sharing their writing since 2010. Alec was awarded the Miles Franklin Literary Award for Black Rock White City in 2016. Ryan was then shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award for Their Brilliant Careers, a work which went on to receive the Prime Minister Literary Award in 2017.

In this interview, Alec and Ryan discuss the importance of writing partnerships and the role of feedback (and they explain exactly what good feedback looks like).

Also, this is the first interview with our new host, Astrid Edwards. Astrid has been with The Garret since the beginning, and she is now stepping out from behind the scenes.

THE GARRET LIVE AT THE LIBRARY

The Garret LIVE at the Library is a series held in partnership with the State Library of Victoria.

We held our first event on World Book Day (23 April 2018) with Christos Tsiolkas. Christos discussed the politics of writing and performed the first reading of his current work in progress, Damascus. Listen (or read the transcript) here.

Our next live podcast will be recorded on Monday 25 June 2018 with Benjamin Law. Ben will discuss representation in literature and why it matters. If you are there on the night, you will get to ask him questions.

We will then hold our third live podcast event on Monday 18 September 2018... Ideas on who we interview are welcome! Tweet us @GarretPodcast.

MEET OUR NEW HOST

Astrid Edwards has been with The Garret from the beginning. In May 2018 she stepped out from behind the scenes and hosted her first interview, a conversation with Alec Patric and Ryan O’Neill about their writing partnership.

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

Astrid Edwards, Director and Host of The Garret

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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).