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.
Most Recent Episode
6 days ago
Kaz Cooke is a cartoonist, author and broadcaster. She began her career as a cadet journalist at The Age, and soon began her cartoon strip Hermoine the Modern Girl.
Kaz is perhaps best known for her non-fiction works for which she has been ‘the Number One Advisor for Australian girls and women’. These include (and are by no means limited to):
Up the Duff: The Real Guide to Pregnancy
Real Gorgeous: The Truth About Body and Beauty
Kidwrangling: Looking After Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers
Girl Stuff: Your Full-on Guide to the Teen Years, awarded the Australian Publishers Association’s General Non-fiction Book of the Year, the Australian Booksellers Association’s Booksellers Choice Award, and an honour prize from Children‘s Book Council of Australia.
In 2017 Kaz wrote her first YA novel, Ada.
Kaz has published articles, cartoons and opinion pieces in the magazines Dolly, The Australian Women’s Weekly, Who and Cleo. She has also written for the Weekend Australian Magazine and The Canberra Times.
Leigh Hobbs and Alison Lester are both other well known Australian illustrators.
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The Garret is committed to accessibility and education. The transcript and interactive show notes of Kaz’s interview are available at www.thegarretpodcast.com/kaz-ooke.