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Afternoon Tea & Talk


02 December 2020, 3:00pm16 December 2020, 4:00pm
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You’ve listened to The Garret podcast, now tune in to our fortnightly afternoon tea and talk series with Garret host Astrid Edwards, featuring writers and authors discussing their craft. 

Episode five, Wednesday 2 December

Tune in as Astrid chats to award-winning Wiradjuri author Tara June Winch.

Born in Australia and based in France, Tara is the author of critically acclaimed novel Swallow the air, story collection After the carnage and Indigenous dance documentary Carriberrie which screened at the 71st Cannes Film Festival and toured internationally.

Her latest novel, The Yield, won the 2020 Miles Franklin Literary Award as well as the Christina Stead Prize for Fiction, the People's Choice Award and Book of the Year at the 2020 NSW Premier's Literary Awards.

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More about Astrid Edwards

Astrid Edwards is an interviewer, podcaster and teacher, as well as a devoted bibliophile.

Astrid is the host of Anonymous was a woman and The Garret: writers on writing, and she has interviewed more than 100 of the best writers in Australia, including Tara June Winch, Michelle de Kretser, Melissa Lucashenko, Leigh Sales, David Malouf, Maxine Beneba Clarke, Benjamin Law, Ali Cobby Eckermann, Tony Birch and Kate Grenville.

When she is not reading or talking to writers, Astrid coordinates the Associate Degree of Professional Writing and Editing at RMIT University. She also serves as the Deputy Chair of Melbourne Writers Festival, is a Member of the Victorian Disability Advisory Council advising the Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers, and is a National Advocate for MS Australia.

Upcoming episodes

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