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Sophie Cunningham is the editor behind the 2020 anthology Fire, Flood, Plague. She is also the author of six books, including City of Trees and Warning: The Story of Cyclone Tracy.
Sophie is a former publisher and editor, was a co-founder of the Stella Prize and is now an Adjunct Professor at RMIT University’s Non/fiction Lab. In 2019 Sophie Cunningham was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for her contributions to literature.
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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.
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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. 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).