The Garret: Writers on writing
About This Show
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 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), available at www.thegarretpodcast.com.
The Garret was born in Melbourne, a UNESCO City of Literature. And it is supported by our community. We are proud to partner with the State Library of Victoria, Writers Victoria, Swinburne University and the Australian Society of Authors. We receive funding from The Copyright Agency (via Reading Australia) and the Australia Council for the Arts.
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Alexis Wright is a member of the Waanyi nation of the southern highlands of the Gulf of Carpentaria. She is the first person to have won both the Miles Franklin Literary Award and the Stella Prize.
Alexis’ fiction includes:
Tracker (2017), awarded the Stella Prize
The Swan Book (2013)
Carpentaria (2006), awarded the Miles Franklin Literary Award.
Wright is a Distinguished Research Fellow at Western Sydney University. She has published the non-fiction works Take Power, an oral history of the Central Land Council, and Grog War, a study of alcohol abuse in the Northern Territory. She is a member of the Australian Research Council research project ‘Other Worlds: Forms of World Literature’, where she is focusing on forms of Aboriginal oral storytelling.
Other interviews with winners of the Miles Franklin Literary Award include Alec Patric, Sofie Laguna, and Alex Miller.
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The Garret is committed to accessibility and education. The transcript of Alexis’ interview is available at www.thegarretpodcast.com/alexis-wright.
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