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 the craft of writing. Our interviews are evergreen: they do not promote a writer's latest book, but rather they explore how the best of the best draft, edit and publish their writing.
The writers interviewed on The Garret represent many genres. The common thread is success: these writers are the top of their fields Our goal is to interview the best writers in Australia, including all of winners of the Miles Franklin Literary Award.
Every episode is published with a complete transcript to increase educational value and access. We partnered with Reading Australia to develop teaching notes for the sixteen of our interviews with writers whose work appears on the Australia secondary school curriculum.
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.
After 54 episodes, Nic, our original host, was replaced by Astrid in May 2018. The Garret also began to publish book reviews of new Australian fiction and non-fiction.