The Garret: Writers on writing
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Welcome to The Garret, where we interview the best writers writing today.
The Garret features the best Australian and international writers talking about their craft. The common thread is their success: they are at the top of their fields.
The Garret is not a podcast series to promote books. It is a series to explore how the best of the best start, draft, edit and publish their writing.
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Most Recent Episode
The Garret is a literary podcast by writers for writers about writers. In this episode, we interview Australian Children's Laureate Leigh Hobbs.
If you are a writer, you won't want to miss this interview.
Leigh has been shortlisted for the CBCA Picture Book of the Year Award (for Mr Chicken Goes to Paris, Horrible Harriet and Old Tom's Holiday), and his books have won every major children’s choice award in Australia. His published children's books include:
Old Tom (1994), Old Tom at the Beach (1995), Old Tom goes To Mars (1996), Old Tom’s Guide to Being Good (1998), Old Tom’s Holiday (2002), Old Tom Man of Mystery (2003), Old Tom’s Big Book of Beauty (2007), A Friend For Old Tom (2008)
Horrible Harriet (2001), Hooray For Horrible Harriet (2005), Horrible Harriet’s Inheritance (2012)
Fiona The Pig (2004), Fiona The Pig’s Big Day (2006)
4F For Freaks (2006), Freaks Ahoy (2007)
Mr Chicken Goes To Paris (2009), Mr Chicken Lands on London (2014)
Mr Badger and The Big Surprise (2010), Mr Badger and The Missing Ape (2010), Mr Badger and The Difficult Duchess (2011), Mr Badger and The Magic Mirror (2011).
Leigh's books have been adapted beyond the page, with the Old Tom books becoming an animated ABC cartoon TV series (1998-2002) and Mr Chicken Goes To Paris becoming a play adapted by the National Institute Of Dramatic Art (2012).
Leigh is best known for the humorous children’s books he writes and illustrates. However, he is also an accomplished artist and part of the Australian artistic and cultural fabric. He also taught art at secondary school for more than two decades and was a freelance contributing cartoonist for The Age newspaper for 15 years.
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