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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: Writers on Writing is for you.

The Garret is a podcast writers for writers about the craft of writing. It is hosted Astrid Edwards, and her goal is to interview the best writers in Australia (and perhaps some from abroad) about how and why they do what they do.

The Garret has ongoing partnerships with the State Library of Victoria, Writers Victoria and RMIT University.

A defining feature of The Garret is our transcripts. Each interview is published with a complete transcript (so you don’t have to write anything down while you listen).

The Garret was shortlisted for Best Literature, Arts and Music Podcast in both the 2017 and 2019 Australian Podcast Awards. 

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 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 astridedwards.com.

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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: Writers on Writing is for you.

The Garret is a podcast writers for writers about the craft of writing. It is hosted Astrid Edwards, and her goal is to interview the best writers in Australia (and perhaps some from abroad) about how and why they do what they do.

The Garret has ongoing partnerships with the State Library of Victoria, Writers Victoria and RMIT University.

A defining feature of The Garret is our transcripts. Each interview is published with a complete transcript (so you don’t have to write anything down while you listen).

The Garret was shortlisted for Best Literature, Arts and Music Podcast in both the 2017 and 2019 Australian Podcast Awards. 

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 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 astridedwards.com.

    At home with Ronnie Scott

    At home with Ronnie Scott

    Ronnie Scott is a novelist, editor, critic and comic specialist. He published the Penguin Special Salad Days in 2014 and released The Adversary, his first novel, in 2020. In this interview, Ronnie unpicks the idea of writing craft using the example of how he wrote The Adversary.

    Ronnie lectures at RMIT University and has edited several anthologies. His short works are published in everything from major news outlets to independent journals.

    And apologies for the sound quality, we recorded this interview remotely in May 2020.

    ​About The Garret

    Read the transcript of this interview soon at thegarretpodcast.com.

    You can also follow The Garret on Twitter and Facebook, or follow our host Astrid Edwards on Twitter or Instagram.

    • 36 min
    At home with Trent Jamieson

    At home with Trent Jamieson

    Trent Jamieson discusses writing children's literature and creating fantasy worlds, as well as how we communicate about climate change to the next generation.

    Trent is a multi-award winning novelist and short story writer. He is the author of the picture book The Giant and the Sea, the fantasy work Day Boy, and the Death Works series. He has twice won Aurealis Awards for his short stories. 

    ​About The Garret

    Read the transcript of this interview soon at thegarretpodcast.com.

    You can also follow The Garret on Twitter and Facebook, or follow our host Astrid Edwards on Twitter or Instagram.

    • 38 min
    At home with Jess Hill

    At home with Jess Hill

    Jess Hill is an investigative journalist. Her exceptional 2019 work See What You Made Me Do: Power, Control and Domestic Abuse received the 2020 Stella Prize, and is now being published around the world. 

    Jess has done what few writers can - she has taken difficult subject matter and not only made it compelling, she has contributed to a societal shift. In this interview, Jess discusses how writers can 'find the way' to the story, and also reflects on what topics she may tackle next.

    You can listen to Jess' previous interview on The Garret here, as well as watch the livestream discussion between Jess and Astrid for the State Library of Victoria here.

    About The Garret

    Read the transcript of this interview soon at thegarretpodcast.com.

    You can also follow The Garret on Twitter and Facebook, or follow our host Astrid Edwards on Twitter or Instagram.

    • 36 min
    At home with James Bradley

    At home with James Bradley

    James Bradley's work explores the environment and climate, as well as time - our past, our present, and our possible futures.

    He is the author of five novels - Ghost Species, Wrack, The Deep Field, The Resurrectionist and Clade. His works are highly awarded, and he has been shortlisted for both the Miles Franklin Literary Award and the Christina Steed Prize for Fiction.

    About The Garret 

    Read the transcript of this interview at thegarretpodcast.com.

    You can also follow The Garret on Twitter and Facebook, or follow our host Astrid Edwards on Twitter or Instagram.

    • 42 min
    At home with Dervla McTiernan

    At home with Dervla McTiernan

    Dervla McTiernan's novel, The Rúin (2018), was a critically acclaimed international bestseller. In Australia, The Rúin won the Ned Kelly Award for Best First Fiction, the Davitt Award for Best Adult Fiction. In America, it won the Barry Award for Best Original Paperback, and was on the Amazon US Best Book of the Year list.

    Dervla continued the crime trilogy with The Scholar (2019) and The Good Turn (2020, both of which are also best sellers around the world. The screen rights have been snapped up by Hopscotch Features.

    About The Garret 

    Read the transcript of this interview at thegarretpodcast.com.

    You can also follow The Garret on Twitter and Facebook, or follow our host Astrid Edwards on Twitter or Instagram.

    • 37 min
    Introducing 'Anonymous Was A Woman'

    Introducing 'Anonymous Was A Woman'

    Our host Astrid Edwards is launching a new podcast, Anonymous Was A Woman.

    In the first episode, widely acclaimed author Chloe Hooper joins Astrid and co-host Jamila Rizvi to discuss anxiety and books in times of crisis. 

    Join the discussion using hashtag #AnonymousWasAWomanPod.

    The full episode will be released on Monday 27 April 2020. Subscribe today!

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Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
110 Ratings

110 Ratings

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Love it

Great interviews with interesting people. Not just for writers or fans, but for anyone who likes to read.

Georgie Wolf ,

A great source of inspiration :-)

I love the Garrett - it's a great way to gain access to the thoughts and philosophies of some of Australia's most incredible writers. As a writer-in-training, I love being able to connect so intimately with a huge range of sucessful artists, and I feel like I'm more up to date on what's going on in Australian publishing.

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Insightful, enjoyable and ad-free!

Really enjoying the high caliber of discussion and the interview style.

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