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Astrid Edwards Astrid Edwards i(11023436 works by)
Gender: Female
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'Astrid is Director of Strategy at Bad Producer Productions, a content creation company. Bad Producer Productions specialises in podcasts, with the Game Changers: Radio podcast nominated for Best Podcast 2016 in the Mumbrella Publish Awards.

'Astrid also teaches professional writing at RMIT University and serves as Vice Chair of the Committee of Management at Writers Victoria. In 2016 she judged the Grace Marion Wilson Emerging Writers Prize and the short story category in the Aurealis Awards. She also became the blogger-in-residence at Florence Guild, a club for thinkers. In 2015 she was awarded a Hot Desk Fellowship at The Wheeler Centre.

'Prior to all of this, Astrid explored the road-less-travelled. She taught Classical Latin at a private girls school in Sydney, represented the Australian Government at the United Nations in New York, was awarded a fellowship at the US Department of State in Washington, and worked for a private American intelligence agency in Austin, Texas (yes, really).

'Astrid is an obsessive reader. As a teenager, her parents had to confiscate her books and bribe her to go out with her friends just so she would see the light of day. Twenty years later, nothing much has changed.' (Source : The Garret website)

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y separately published work icon The Garret The Garret : Writers on Writing; The Garret Podcast Melbourne : Bad Producer Productions , 2016 11023474 2016 website

'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. The Garret interviews the best Australian writers writing today about their writing craft. These writers represent many genres, but the common thread is their success: they are the top of their fields. The interviews explore how the best of the best draft, edit, pitch and publish their writing. Every episode is published with a complete transcript to increase educational value and access. 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.'

Source: The Garret.

2018 recipient Australia Council Grants, Awards and Fellowships Literature

$16,150.

y separately published work icon The Garret : Interviews Melbourne : Bad Producer Productions , 2016 14402633 2016 series - publisher website single work interview podcast

The Garret podcasts includes interviews with Australian writers and illustrators.

Season 1 launched on 3 November 2016 and was shortlisted for the inaugural Cast Away Australian Podcast Awards in early 2017. Season 2 launched on 2 March 2017 and features leading writers from across Australia. 

Every episode is published alongside show notes and transcripts to increase educational value and access.

2017 finalist Australian Podcast Awards Literature, Arts and Music
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