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Afternoon tea and talk


07 October 2020, 3:00pm16 December 2020, 3:00pm
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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. 

Wednesday 7 October

Tune in as Astrid chats to Richard Fidler, best known in Australia as the presenter of Conversations on ABC Radio. The program attracts a large listening audience around the nation, and is the most popular podcast in Australia.

Richard is the author of the best-selling Ghost Empire and the co-author of Saga Land, a journey into the sagas of Iceland, which was awarded the 2018 Indie Book Award for non-fiction. His new book, The Golden Maze, is a biography of Prague which was inspired by his experience of the city’s 1989 Velvet Revolution.

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

21 October: Rebecca Huntley, How to Talk About Climate Change in a Way That Makes a Difference

4 November: To be confirmed

18 November: To be confirmed

2 December: Tara June Winch, Miles Franklin winner for The Yield

16 December: Kate Mildenhall, The Mother Fault