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1 y separately published work icon Lee Kofman on Writing Honestly and Reading as a Writer Astrid Edwards (interviewer), Melbourne : Bad Producer Productions , 2022 24385400 2022 single work podcast interview

'Lee Kofman is a Russian-born, Israeli-Australian novelist, essayist and memoirist. She has published a number of books, including her memoir, The Dangerous Bride, and Imperfect: How Our Bodies Shape the People We Become. In 2022 she released The Writer Laid Bare, a book about the craft of writing. Lee holds a PhD in social sciences and MA in creative writing. She has also published three fiction books written in Hebrew and published in Israel.'  (Introduction)

1 y separately published work icon Kári Gíslason on Retelling Stories from the Past Astrid Edwards (interviewer), Melbourne : Bad Producer Productions , 2022 24385351 2022 single work podcast interview 'In this interview, Kári talks about writing with his friend Richard Fidler.'
1 y separately published work icon Mirandi Riwoe on Finding the Story Astrid Edwards (interviewer), Melbourne : Bad Producer Productions , 2022 24385302 2022 single work podcast interview

'Mirandi Riwoe is the author of Stone Sky Gold Mountain, which won the 2020 Queensland Literary Award – Fiction Book Award and the inaugural ARA Historical Novel Prize, and was shortlisted for the 2021 Stella Prize and longlisted for the 2021 Miles Franklin Literary Award. In 2022 she has released The Burnished Sun, a collection of novellas and short stories. Mirandi's work has also appeared in Best Australian StoriesMeanjinReview of Australian FictionGriffith Review and Best Summer Stories.' (Introduction)

1 y separately published work icon Jane Caro on Writing Realistic Fiction Astrid Edwards (interviewer), Melbourne : Bad Producer Productions , 2022 24385251 2022 single work podcast interview

'Jane Caro is a Walkley Award-winning columnist, novelist, broadcaster and social commentator.

'She has published twelve books, including a young adult trilogy about the life of Elizabeth Tudor, her memoir Plain Speaking Jane, and The Mother (her first novel for adults).

'She created and edited Unbreakable, which featured stories women writers had never told before and was published just before the Harvey Weinstein revelations.

'Her most recent non-fiction work is Accidental Feminists, about the fate of women over 50. Jane has previously appeared on The Garret, and in this interview she reflects on her non-fiction works and Accidental Feminists.' (Introduction)

1 y separately published work icon Jess Hill and Sarah Krasnostein on Writing Quarterly Essays Astrid Edwards (interviewer), Melbourne : Bad Producer Productions , 2022 24385191 2022 single work podcast interview 'Jess Hill and Sarah Krasnostein are the two most recent authors of Quarterly Essays. Jess released The Reckoning: How #MeToo Is Changing Australia in late 2021, and Sarah released Not Waving, Drowning: Mental illness and Vulnerability in Australia in early 2022. Quarterly Essays are prestigious, but they are notoriously difficult and always come with intense time pressure. In this interview, Jess and Sarah discuss how they did it and why they signed up for it.'
1 y separately published work icon Josh Kemp and Australian Gothic Fiction Astrid Edwards (interviewer), Melbourne : Bad Producer Productions , 2022 24385104 2022 single work podcast interview 'Josh Kemp writes Australian gothic fiction. Banjawarn, joint winner of the 2021 Dorothy Hewett Award for an Unpublished Manuscript, is his stunning debut novel. His short stories have been published by Kill Your Darlings, Overland, Seizure, Tincture and Breach. He’s previously been shortlisted for the Kill Your Darlings Unpublished Manuscript Award and longlisted for the Fogarty Literary Award.' 
1 y separately published work icon Yumna Kassab on Writing Experimental Stories Astrid Edwards (interviewer), Melbourne : Bad Producer Productions , 2022 24385038 2022 single work podcast interview

'Yumna Kassab's debut collection of short stories, The House of Youssef, was listed for the Victorian Premier's Literary Award, the Queensland Literary Award, the NSW Premier's Literary Award and The Stella Prize. Australiana, published in 2022, is her first novel.' 

1 y separately published work icon Justin Smith on Writing with Humour and Kindness Astrid Edwards (interviewer), Melbourne : Bad Producer Productions , 2022 23927081 2022 single work podcast interview

'Justin Smith is a Melbourne writer, journalist and broadcaster. He is a columnist with the Melbourne Herald Sun and a weekly guest on Channel Seven’s Sunrise. He has recently turned his hand to novel writing, publishing Cooper Not Out in 2022 and Babies of the Rose in 2020.

'Justin has had a long career in radio as a presenter and executive producer. He has hosted national programs, he was embedded with Australian troops in Afghanistan, and was the Drive host on Sydney’s 2UE. He’s won multiple awards for journalism and broadcasting.' (Production summary)

1 y separately published work icon Jackie Huggins on Writing Her Parents' Biographies Astrid Edwards (interviewer), Melbourne : Bad Producer Productions , 2022 23927026 2022 single work podcast interview

'Dr Jackie Huggins, a member of the Bidjara and Birri Gubba Juru peoples, is currently leading the work for Treaty/Treaties in Queensland. Her biography of her mother, Auntie Rita, was published in 1994, and in 2022 she will publish her biography of her father, Jack of Hearts: QX11594. A new edition of her classic work Sister Girl: Reflections on Tiddaism, Identity and Reconciliation was released in early 2022.' (Production summary)

1 y separately published work icon Omar Sakr on 'Son of Sin' and Writing Fantasy Astrid Edwards (interviewer), Melbourne : Bad Producer Productions , 2022 23926979 2022 single work podcast interview

'Omar Sakr is the author of two acclaimed poetry collections, These Wild Houses and The Lost ArabsSon of Sin is his first novel, and in this interview we also find our about his forthcoming poetry collection and a possible fantasy book on the horizon.

'The Lost Arabs won the 2020 Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Poetry and was shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s Literary Award, the John Bray Poetry Award, the Judith Wright Calanthe Award, and the Colin Roderick Award. 

'Omar is a widely published essayist and editor whose work has been translated into Arabic and Spanish. ' (Production abstract)

1 y separately published work icon The Garret : 2022 Astrid Edwards (presenter), Melbourne : Bad Producer Productions , 2022 23926901 2022 series - publisher website interview
1 y separately published work icon At Home with Omar Musa Astrid Edwards (interviewer), Melbourne : Bad Producer Productions , 2021 23569227 2021 single work podcast interview

'Omar Musa is a Malaysian-Australian author, poet and woodcutter. His latest work is the one-of-a-kind Killernova.

'He has also released three poetry books (including Parang and Millefiori), four hip-hop records, written an acclaimed one-man play (Since Ali Died), and received a standing ovation at TEDx Sydney at the Sydney Opera House.

'His debut novel Here Come the Dogs was published in 2014 and was longlisted for the International Dublin Literary Award and the Miles Franklin Award. Musa was named one of the Sydney Morning Herald’s Young Novelists of the Year in 2015.' (Production summary)

1 y separately published work icon At Home with Kirli Saunders Astrid Edwards , Melbourne : Bad Producer Productions , 2021 23451910 2021 single work podcast interview

'Kirli Saunders is a proud Gunai Woman and award-winning international writer of poetry, plays and picture books. She is a teacher, cultural consultant and artist. In 2020, Kirli was named the NSW Aboriginal Woman of the Year.

'Kirli created Poetry in First Languages, delivered by Red Room Poetry. Her debut picture book The Incredible Freedom Machines was shortlisted for the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards and CBCA notables. Her poetry collection, Kindred was shortlisted for the ABIA 2020 Book Awards. Her verse novel, Bindi was the inaugural winner of the WA Premier's Book Awards and the Daisy Utemorrah Award.

'Kirli has been shortlisted for the Nakata Brophy prize in 2018 and 2020. She is an esteemed judge for the 2020 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards, QPF Val Vallis Award and Blake Poetry Prize.

'As a playwright, Kirli is co-creating Dead Horse Gap with Merrigong Theatre and South East Arts. Her first Solo play, Going Home has been supported by Playwriting Australia, and will take the stage in 2022.' (Production introduction)

1 y separately published work icon At Home with Randa Abdel-Fattah Astrid Edwards (interviewer), Melbourne : Bad Producer Productions , 2021 23451747 2021 single work podcast interview

'Randa Abdel-Fattah is a prominent Australian author, academic and human rights advocate.

'She seeks to translate her academic work into creative interventions which reshape dominant narratives around race, human rights and identity in popular culture - and she does this well in her 2021 non-fiction work Coming of Age in the War on Terror.

'Her debut novel Does My Head Look Big in This? has sold more than 100,000 copies in Australia, is published around the world and was performed on the stage in America. Randa is currently adapting the world as an Australian feature film.

'Randa has also published eleven novels across a range of genres. In 2018 and 2019 she was nominated for Sweden's 2019 Astrid Lindgren Award, the world's biggest children's and young adult literature award.

'In this interview Randa mentions the anthology After Australia.'(Production introduction)

1 y separately published work icon At Home with Sam Van Zweden Astrid Edwards , Melbourne : Bad Producer Productions , 2021 23451647 2021 single work podcast interview

'Sam van Zweden is a freelance writer interested in experimental nonfiction, essays, mental health, body writing, food, and memory.

'Her collection of personal essays, Eating With My Mouth Open, won the 2019 KYD Unpublished Manuscript Award. Sam’s writing has appeared in the Saturday PaperMeanjinThe Big IssueThe Lifted BrowCordite and The Sydney Review of Books.

'In this interview Sam mentions Fiona Wright, Meera Atkinson and Kate Richards - all of whom have appeared on The Garret before.' (Production introduction)

1 y separately published work icon At Home with Declan Fry Astrid Edwards (interviewer), Melbourne : Bad Producer Productions , 2021 23451376 2021 single work podcast interview

'Declan Fry is a critic, writer, poet, essayist, and proud descendant of the Yorta Yorta. Born on Wongatha country in Kalgoorlie, in 2020 he became a critic for The Age/Sydney Morning Herald. He was also awarded the 2021 Peter Blazey Fellowship and the Lord Mayor's Creative Writing Award for memoir. His work has appeared in MeanjinThe Saturday PaperLiminal and Overland.'(Production introduction)

1 y separately published work icon At Home with Rick Morton Astrid Edwards (interviewer), Melbourne : Bad Producer Productions , 2021 23450928 2021 single work podcast interview

'Rick Morton, author of the acclaimed memoir One Hundred Years of Dirt, was diagnosed with complex post-traumatic stress disorder in 2019. His second - dare we say exquisite - memoir My Year of Living Vulnerably explores not only complex PTSD, but also love, history and forgiveness.

'Rick has been a journalist for more than 15 years. He was a social affairs writer for The Australian, and he is now a senior reporter for the Saturday Paper. Rick regularly appears on television, radio and panels discussing politics, the media, writing and social policy.' (Production introduction)

1 y separately published work icon At Home with Rebecca Starford Astrid Edwards (interviewer), Melbourne : Bad Producer Productions , 2021 23450689 2021 single work interview

'Rebecca Starford is publishing director of Kill Your Darlings magazine and author of acclaimed memoir Bad Behaviour: A Memoir of Bullying and Boarding School, which is currently in development with Matchbox Pictures for adaptation into a TV series. The Imitator, released in 2021, is her first novel.' (Production introduction)

1 y separately published work icon At Home with Emily Maguire Astrid Edwards (interviewer), Melbourne : Bad Producer Productions , 2021 23450566 2021 single work podcast interview

'Emily Maguire is the author of six novels, including the Stella Prize and Miles Franklin Award-shortlisted An Isolated Incident. She was a Writer-in-Residence at the Charles Perkins Centre, an experience which enabled her to write 2021's masterful Love Objects.

'Emily works as a teacher and as a mentor to young and emerging writers, and her articles and essays on sex, feminism, culture and literature have been published widely including in The Sydney Morning HeraldThe AustralianThe Observer and The Age.' (Production introduction)

1 y separately published work icon Evelyn Araluen : On ‘Dropbear’ Astrid Edwards (interviewer), Melbourne : Bad Producer Productions , 2021 23450370 2021 single work podcast interview

'Evelyn Araluen is the coeditor of Overland, as well as a poet, educator and researcher working with Indigenous literatures. 2021's Dropbear is her first collection.

'Her shorter works have won the Nakata Brophy Prize for Young Indigenous Writers, the Overland Judith Wright Poetry Prize and a Wheeler Centre Next Chapter Fellowship. Born, raised, and writing in Dharug country, she is a Bundjalung descendant.' (Production introduction)

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