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.
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, Readings, Swinburne University and Writers Victoria.
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Bonus episode #2
The Garret interviews writers about the craft of writing. But the literary industry includes more than just writers - editors, publishers, self-publishers, critics and agents all play roles. We publish a bonus episode with a prominent figure in the literary industry once a season.
Here we interview Mark Rubbo, Managing Director of Readings and the Readings Foundation.
Readings is an independent retailer of books, music and film, and a cornerstone of the Australian literary landscape. In 2016 Readings won the Bookstore of the Year Award at the 2016 London Book Fair, and in 2017 opened its seventh books and mortar store in Melbourne.
In addition to his life's work at Readings, Mark serves on the Board of The Wheeler Centre. He was previously President of the Australian Booksellers Association, Chair of the Australian Book Review Board, and the founding chair of the Melbourne Writers Festival.
Mark received the Australian Book Industry Awards's Lloyd O'Neil Award for distinguished service to the Australian publishing industry in 2015. He also received a Medal of the Order of Australia in 2006 'for service to the community through fostering an awareness of Australian literature as a bookseller, literary critic, and promoter and supporter of Australian writers'.
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