MILES FRANKLIN SHORTLIST 2018
The shortlist for the 2018 Miles Franklin was announced on 17 June 2018 in Canberra. This episode - featuring the four shortlisted writers who attended the awards ceremony in Canberra - was released on 21 June 2018.
This episode features interviews with Michelle de Kretser (The Life To Come), Kim Scott (Taboo), Felicity Castagna (No More Boats) and Catherine McKinnon (Storyland).
Gerard Murnane (Border District) and Eva Hornung (The Last Garden) were also shortlisted.
THE GARRET LIVE AT THE LIBRARY
The Garret LIVE at the Library is a series held in partnership with the State Library of Victoria.
Our next live podcast will be recorded on Monday 25 June 2018 with Benjamin Law. Ben will discuss representation in literature and why it matters. If you are there on the night, you will get to ask him questions.
You can listen to Benjamin’s first interview on The Garret.
We held our first event on World Book Day (23 April 2018) with Christos Tsiolkas. Christos discussed the politics of writing and performed the first reading of his current work in progress, Damascus. Listen (or read the transcript) here.
We will hold our third live podcast event on Monday 18 September 2018... Ideas on who we interview are welcome!
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MEET OUR NEW HOST
Astrid Edwards has been with The Garret from the beginning. In May 2018 she stepped out from behind the scenes and hosted her first interview, a conversation with Alec Patric and Ryan O’Neill about their writing partnership.
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 how they start, draft, edit, publish and market their work.
Our goal is to interview the best writers in Australia, including all of winners of the Miles Franklin Literary Award. We are well on our way there. Each interview is published with a complete transcript and interactive show notes (so you don’t have to write anything down while you listen).