WHY WE MADE THE SHOW
The Garret celebrates the best writers writing today. Melbourne is home to some of the best writers currently writing in Australia, and while there are plenty of podcasts focusing on emerging writers and literary festivals, no other podcast explores how only the best writers approach their craft.
We believe writers can always learn from other writers and literary festivals, but we believe they prefer to learn from successful writers. And so The Garret was born.
This is the goal of The Garret: to interview successful writers talk about their craft, and for other writers to learn from them.
We have no hard and fast definition of ‘best’. We mean writers whose work is published abroad, has been turned into a TV series or movie, has a loyal fan following, has achieved critical acclaim, or has seeped into the public consciousness in one way or another.
OUR SUCCESS TO DATE
The Garret was born in Melbourne, a UNESCO City of Literature. And it is supported by our community. Bad Producer Productions is proud to partner with the State Library of Victoria, Readings, Writers Victoria and Swinburne University.
Season 1 launched on 3 November 2016 with Victorian-based writers talking about their craft. These writers represent many genres: Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman (science fiction and young adult), Kerry Greenwood (crime fiction), Andrew Rule (journalism and truce crime), John Marsden (young adult), Toni Jordan (popular fiction), Graeme Simsion (popular fiction and chick-lit) and A. S. Patric (literary fiction). The common thread is success: these writers are the top of their fields.
Season 2 will begin in March 2017 and will feature leading writers from across Australia, and Season 3 will include international writers.