'Nicolas Brasch: Welcome to The Garret podcast. Kerry Greenwood is one of the most prolific and eclectic writers in Australia. She is unique, she is talented, and she has earned her place among the greats of Australia literature… Here is Kerry Greenwood on The Garret.' (Introduction)
- Kerry is best known for her Phryne Fisher The first, Cocaine Blues, was published in 1989 and twentieth, Murder and Mendelssohn, published in 2013.
- Kerry was involved in the development of the TV show, Miss Fishers Murder Mysteries, which ran from 2012 until 2015. She approved the casting of Essie Davis as Phryne Fisher.
- She lives in Footscray Melbourne and is a fan of the Western Bulldogs AFL team. When we recorded this interview, the Bulldogs had just won the Grand Final.
- Kerry read R. R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit and The Wind and the Willows by Kenneth Grahame as a child.
- Kerry was never a fan of Russian literature (she finds it too depressing), or anything by Jane Austen.
But she does love all things Dr Who and Terry Pratchett.
- In terms of crime fiction, she reads Agatha Christie’s Poirot series, Patricia Cornwell’s Kay Scarpetta, and Leslie Charteris’ The Saint.
- Despite preferring happy stories, Kerry does read the Ancient Greeks, including Herodotus and Thucydides. The ‘Grecian books’ Kerry refers to are her Delphic Women Series.
- Kerry thinks all writers in Australia must be good because the market is so tough, but she does particularly enjoy Angela Savage.