The Garret is a literary podcast celebrating the best writers writing today. The Garret interviews writers about the craft of writing. But the literary industry includes more than just writers – editors, publishers, publishers, critics and agents all play roles. From Season 2, we will publish a bonus episode with a prominent figure in the literary industry once a season.
The Garret is not a podcast about individual books. And it is not intended to promote a writer’s latest book. Instead, the podcast seeks to explore how successful writers start, draft, edit, complete and market their work.
The purpose is to celebrate some of the best writers writing in Melbourne today. We have no hard and fast definition of ‘best’. We mean writers whose work is published abroad, has been turned into a TV series or movie, has a loyal fan following, has achieved critical acclaim, or has seeped into the public consciousness in one way or another.
This is the goal of The Garret: to interview successful writers talk about their craft, and for other writers to (hopefully) learn from them. Anyone interested in writing – wherever they happen to live – will learn from these authors.
The Garret is hosted by Nic Brasch and produced by Astrid Edwards. Nic and Astrid are teachers, and believe The Garret will become an invaluable resource for writers at all levels and in all genres.
Melbourne is a UNESCO City of Literature, and it is home to some of the best writers currently writing in Australia. The Garret was born in Melbourne, and it is supported by our community. We are proud to partner with the State Library of Victoria, Readings, Writers Victoria and Swinburne University.