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.

The Garret interviews the Australian best writers writing today about their writing craft. These writers represent many genres, but the common thread is their success: they are the top of their fields. The interviews do not promote a writer's latest book, but rather explore how the best of the best draft, edit, pitch and publish their writing. Every episode is published with a complete transcript to increase educational value and access.

The Garret is a labour of love on behalf of all emerging writers. The Garret is supported by grants and the time of Astrid Edwards. It does not operate for revenue or profit. If you would like to support The Garret, simply subscribe on Apple Podcasts (or wherever else you listen to your podcasts) and join the conversation on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.

You can also follow our host Astrid Edwards (including her published book reviews) at astrid.edwards.com.


The Garret partners with the State Library of Victoria, Writers Victoria and the Australian Society of Authors.

Our founding partnership with the State Library of Victoria continues to expand. In 2018 we launched The Garret LIVE at the Library, a series of podcasts recorded in front of a live audience at the State Library of Victoria and then released as a podcast. Christos Tsiolkas launched the series in April 2018 and gave his first public reading of his new manuscript, Damascus.

We are also working with Writers Victoria to bring exceptional writers to Melbourne to host writing workshops and masterclasses. So far, we have facilitated such workshops with Melissa Lucashenko, Ryan O’Neill and Charlotte Wood.

The Garret is also supported by two grants from the Australia Council for the Arts.

The Garret is supported by the State Library of Victoria.
The Garret is supported by the Australia Council for the Arts.


The Garret was founded in late 2016 with the goal of interviewing the best writers writing in Australia about the craft of writing. Between November 2016 and December 2017 The Garret released four seasons, moving to a weekly interview schedule in January 2018.

Astrid Edwards stepped out from behinds the scenes and replaced our original host Nic Brasch in May 2018. Astrid also began to publish book reviews of new Australian fiction and non-fiction.

Astrid Edwards interviews Alec Patric and Ryan O’Neill on The Garret.