Astrid Edwards is a writer, teacher, podcaster, and director. She is one half of Bad Producer Productions, a podcast company, and hosts The Garret: Writers on Writing. Astrid is also on the Board of the Melbourne Writers Festival.
Kate Grenville is one of Australia’s most celebrated writers. Her international bestseller The Secret River was awarded local and overseas prizes, has been adapted for the stage and as an acclaimed television miniseries, and is now a much-loved classic. Grenville’s other novels include Sarah Thornhill, The Lieutenant, Dark Places and the Orange Prize winner The Idea of Perfection. In 2020 she returns to the first years of European colonisation in Australia with A Room Made of Leaves, an alternative memoir of Elizabeth Macarthur. Kate has also written non-fiction, including One Life: My Mother’s Story and The Case Against Fragrance, as well as three books about the writing process. In 2017 Grenville was awarded the Australia Council Award for Lifetime Achievement in Literature.  ​About The Garret Read the transcript of this interview at thegarretpodcast.com. You can also follow The Garret on Twitter and Facebook, or follow our host Astrid Edwards on Twitter or Instagram.
Ellena Savage is an author and academic. Her work is published in literary journals and anthologies around the world, including Paris Review Daily, Sydney Review of Books, Choice Words and Lifted Brow. Blueberries is her first collection. Ellena is the recipient of several grants and prizes, including the 2019–21 Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarship. ​About The Garret Read the transcript of this interview at thegarretpodcast.com. You can also follow The Garret on Twitter and Facebook, or follow our host Astrid Edwards on Twitter or Instagram.
In our final bonus episode, Jamila Rizvi and Astrid Edwards consider the female characters from literature they would want to befriend at the end of the world. And yes, they have very different understandings of what the end of the world might look like. This bonus episode follows on from Episode 8: Triumph. CHAT WITH US Join our discussion using hashtag #AnonymousWasAWomanPod and don't forget to follow Jamila (on Instagram and Twitter) and Astrid (also on Instagram and Twitter) to continue the conversation. This podcast is brought to you by Future Women and Penguin Random House Australia. The podcast is produced by Bad Producer Productions.
Jamila Rizvi and Astrid Edwards are joined by Min Jin Lee to discuss triumph in literature. The hero’s journey has shaped fiction since before we called it that. Is the heroine's journey different? Chapter 1: Min Jin Lee joins Jamila and Astrid from New York to discuss her novel Pachinko and explore the different ways her female characters experience success and triumph.  Chapter 2: Rodham by Curtis Sittenfeld. Chapter 3: Rising Strong by Brené Brown. Recommendations: Astrid recommends The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree by Shokoofeh Azar and No Friend But the Mountains by Behrouz Boochani. For children, Jamila recommends We're All Wonders by R. J. Palacio.   CHAT WITH US Join our discussion using hashtag #AnonymousWasAWomanPod and don't forget to follow Jamila (on Instagram and Twitter) and Astrid (also on Instagram and Twitter) to continue the conversation. This podcast is brought to you by Future Women and Penguin Random House Australia. The podcast is produced by Bad Producer Productions.
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Creator Details

Location
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Episode Count
199
Podcast Count
4
Total Airtime
5 days, 3 hours