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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 draft, edit, publish and market their work. Our goal is to interview the best writers in Australia. Each interview is published with a complete transcript and interactive show notes (so you don’t have to write anything down while you listen), available at www.thegarretpodcast.com. The Garret was born in Melbourne, a UNESCO City of Literature. And it is supported by our community. We are proud to partner with the State Library of Victoria and Writers Victoria and the Australian Society of Authors.

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 draft, edit, publish and market their work. Our goal is to interview the best writers in Australia. Each interview is published with a complete transcript and interactive show notes (so you don’t have to write anything down while you listen), available at www.thegarretpodcast.com. The Garret was born in Melbourne, a UNESCO City of Literature. And it is supported by our community. We are proud to partner with the State Library of Victoria and Writers Victoria and the Australian Society of Authors.
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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 draft, edit, publish and market their work. Our goal is to interview the best writers in Australia. Each interview is published with a complete transcript and interactive show notes (so you don’t have to write anything down while you listen), available at www.thegarretpodcast.com. The Garret was born in Melbourne, a UNESCO City of Literature. And it is supported by our community. We are proud to partner with the State Library of Victoria and Writers Victoria and the Australian Society of Authors.

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The Stella Prize 2019: Vicki Laveau-Harvie

4/12/2019
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Vicki Laveau-Harvie was born in Canada, but lived for many years in France before settling in Australia. She worked as a translator and editor in France, and then lectured in French Studies at Macquarie University in Australia. After retiring, she taught ethics in a primary school. Vicki's debut work, her memoir The Erratics, won the Finch Memoir Prize in 2018 and The Stella Prize in 2019. About The Garret In 2019 The Garret is a finalist in the Australian Podcast Awards in the...

Duration:00:36:12

Jonathan Pearlman

4/10/2019
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Jonathan Pearlman is the founding editor of Australian Foreign Affairs, the new print journal founded in Australia in 2018. He is also a correspondent for The Telegraph (United Kingdom) and The Straits Times (Singapore). He previously worked as a correspondent in the Middle East, and has covered other international stories including the 2008 US election and the violence in eastern Congo. Jonathan's work has appeared in numerous publications, including The Diplomat, Good Weekend and...

Duration:00:28:03

Mark Brandi

4/3/2019
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Mark Brandi's first novel Wimmera (2017) was named Best Debut at the 2018 Australian Indie Book Awards and received the British Crime Writers' Association Debut Dagger. Wimmera was also shortlisted for the Australian Book Industry Awards Literary Fiction Book of the Year, and the Matt Richell Award for New Writer of the Year. His second novel, The Rip (2019), is already receiving critical acclaim. Mark's shorter work appears in The Guardian, The Age, and The Big Issue. Mark graduated with a...

Duration:01:03:07

Yassmin Abdel-Magied

3/29/2019
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Yassmin Abdel-Magied is a Sudanese-born Australian writer, social advocate and mechanical engineer. Her 2015 Tedx Talk, 'What does my headscarf mean to you?' has been viewed more than 2 million times. In 2016 she released her memoir Yassmin's Story, and was named the Queensland Young Person of the Year. In 2019 she released her first work of fiction, the young adult novel You Must Be Layla. Her writing appears in The Guardian and Teen Vogue, as well as a number of anthologies and...

Duration:00:37:45

The Stella Shortlist 2019: Jenny Ackland, Jamie Marina Lau and Louise Swinn

3/27/2019
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In partnership with the State Library of Victoria, The Garret hosted a series of live events with leading Australian writers in 2018 and 2019. In our first event of 2019, we discussed The Stella Shortlist with Jamie Marina Lau and Jenny Ackland (both shortlisted), as well as Chair of the Judging Panel Louise Swinn. Jamie Marina Lau (劉劍冰) is a 22-year-old writer and musician from Melbourne. Her short works are published in Cordite, ROOKIE magazine and Voiceworks. Her debut novel Pink...

Duration:00:56:56

Karen Viggers

3/20/2019
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Karen Viggers is the author of The Stranding (2008), The Lightkeeper’s Wife (2011), The Grass Castle (2014) and The Orchardist's Daughter (2019). Her work enjoys particular success in France, where she has sold more than 800,000 copies. The Lightkeeper's Wife (La Memoire de embruns) received the Les Petits Mots des Libraires Prix Litteraire. Karen is also a wildlife veterinarian who has worked in the remotest areas on Earth, including the Kimberley and Antartica - experience that informs...

Duration:00:35:12

J. P. Pomare

3/13/2019
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Joshua Pomare is an award winning writer. His short form work is published in Meanjin, Kill Your Darlings, Takahe and Mascara Literary Review. Joshua's first novel, the literary thriller Call Me Evie, became an instant bestseller. He is also a podcaster, and has hosted On Writing since 2015. About The Garret In 2019 The Garret is a finalist in the Australian Podcast Awards in the Literature, Arts and Music category. You can read the transcript of this interview at...

Duration:00:39:53

Jane Caro

3/6/2019
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Jane Caro is an author, novelist, broadcaster, columnist and social commentator. She was awarded the Walkley for Women’s Leadership in 2018. She has published numerous non-fiction works including The Stupid Country: How Australia is Dismantling Public Education (2007), Destroying the Joint: Why Women Have To Change the World (2013) and Accidental Feminists (2019). Jane has also written a YA trilogy on the life of Elizabeth I - Just A Girl (2013), Just a Queen (2015) and Just Flesh and...

Duration:00:33:13

The Garret is back in 2019

1/31/2019
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We'll be back in your feed with new interviews each Thursday from March 2019. Why so late, you ask? Well, our host Astrid Edwards is spending February at Foundry 658's 'Bootcamp for Creatives', a new initiative from the State Library of Victoria and ACMI (the Australian Centre for the Moving Image). We also have our first live event at 6pm on Tuesday 26 March at the State Library of Victoria. We hope to see you there. In the meantime, you can follow Astrid's efforts at 'Bootcamp for...

Duration:00:01:15

#1 fiction interview of 2018: Tony Martin

12/30/2018
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To celebrate the end of 2018, we've re-released our highest rating fiction interviews of the year: #1 is Tony Martin. Tony is one of Australia’s best known comedians. He has been writing and performing comedy for TV, radio and the big screen for almost thirty years, as well as performing his own stand-up shows. Tony’s first book, Lolly Scramble (2005) is collection of humorous autobiographical essays, and was followed by the sequel A Nest of Occasionals (2009). Tony published his first...

Duration:00:36:25

#2 fiction interview of 2018: David Malouf

12/30/2018
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To celebrate the end of 2018, we've re-released our highest rating fiction interviews of the year: #2 is David Malouf. David is an internationally recognised Australian writer. He has received the Miles Franklin Literary Award, the International Dublin Literary Award, the Australian Literature Society Gold Award, and the Commonwealth Writers Prize. He was also shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the Booker International Prize, and in 2011 was a finalist in the Man Booker International...

Duration:00:45:32

#3 fiction interview of 2018: Michelle de Kretser

12/30/2018
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To celebrate the end of 2018, we've re-released our highest rating fiction interviews of the year: #3 is Michelle de Kretser. Michelle was born in Sri Lanka and emigrated to Australia when she was 14. Educated in Melbourne and Paris, Michelle was an editor for Lonely Planet and founding editor of the Australian Women's Book Review before devoting herself to literary fiction. This interview was recorded shortly before Michelle received the 2018 Miles Franklin Literary Award. Michelle's...

Duration:00:41:42

#1 non-fiction interview of 2018: Scott Pape

12/29/2018
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To celebrate the end of 2018, we've re-released our highest rating non-fiction interviews of the year: #1 is Scott Pape. Scott broke every non-fiction publishing record in Australia with his first book, The Barefoot Investor. First published in 2016, it has sold more than 1.3 million copies and been updated three times. With an initial print run of 300,000 copies, Scott’s second book, The Barefoot Investor for Families, is likely to have the same impact in 2018. In addition to writing two...

Duration:00:31:37

#2 non-fiction interview of 2018: Leigh Sales

12/29/2018
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To celebrate the end of 2018, we've re-released our highest rating non-fiction interviews of the year: #2 is Leigh Sales. Leigh is one of Australia’s most respected journalists. She has anchored the ABC’s current affairs program 7.30 since 2011 and previously hosted Lateline. She has received two Walkley Awards, Australia's highest journalism honour. The first was for Best Radio Current Affairs reporting on Guantanamo Bay in 2005, and the second was for Broadcasting and Online Interviewing...

Duration:00:57:30

#3 non-fiction interview of 2018: Clementine Ford

12/29/2018
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To celebrate the end of 2018, we've re-released our highest rating non-fiction interviews of the year: #3 is Clementine Ford. Clementine is a writer, broadcaster and feminist thinker speaker. She has been writing freelance for more than a decade, including a weekly columns for Fairfax’s Daily Life. She is also a regular contributor to The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald. Clementine has published two best-selling non-fiction works, Fight Like A Girl (2016) and Boys Will Be Boys...

Duration:00:32:34

Clementine Ford, Hannah Kent and Alice Pung: Live at the Library

12/6/2018
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The Garret LIVE at the Library In partnership with the State Library of Victoria, The Garret hosted a series of live events with leading Australian writers in 2018. In our final event, Clementine Ford, Hannah Kent and Alice Pung discussed the status of women writers and the challenges they face. Clementine Ford is a writer, broadcaster and feminist thinker and speaker. She has been writing freelance for more than a decade, and has published two bestselling non-fiction works: Fight Like A...

Duration:00:50:57

David Marr

11/28/2018
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David has been a journalist, non-fiction author and social commentator for more than four decades. He has written for the Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The Saturday Paper, The Guardian and The Monthly, and received three Walkley Awards and the Victorian Premier's Literary Award. His books include My Country (2018), Panic (2011), Dark Victory (with Marian Wilkinson in 2004), The High Price of Heaven (2000) and Patrick White: A Life (1991). He has also written six Quarterly Essays: The...

Duration:00:41:03

Shokoofeh Azar

11/21/2018
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Shokoofeh Azar was born in Iran seven years before the Islamic revolution. Shokoofeh's early interest in literature and art developed into a successful career in writing and art in Iran, including 14 years as an independent journalist. Her 'Companion in Writing and Editing Essays', written in Farsi, won The Best Book in Iran award in 1997. Following an increasing crackdown on independent journalism, Shokoofeh was jailed three times, the last time being three months in isolation, which left...

Duration:00:32:24

Chloe Hooper

11/18/2018
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Chloe Hooper is a highly-awarded writer of fiction and non-fiction. She received a Walkley Award for articles in The Monthly on the death in custody of Cameron Doomadgee on Palm Island. These articles became the basis for The Tall Man: Death and Life on Palm Island (2008), which won the Victorian, New South Wales, West Australian and Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards, as well as the John Button Prize for Political Writing and a Ned Kelly Award for crime writing. The Arsonist: A Mind on...

Duration:00:29:21

Markus Zusak

11/14/2018
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Markus Zusak is the author of six novels, including The Book Thief (2005), which spent more than a decade on the New York Times bestseller list. His other novels are The Underdog (1999), Fighting Ruben Wolfe (2000), When Dogs Cry (2001), The Messenger (2002) and Bridge of Clay (2018). In 2014 Markus was awarded the American Library Association's Margaret Edwards Award for his body of work. Read the complete transcript of our interview with Markus at thegarretpodcast.com/Markus-Zusak. About...

Duration:00:53:29