Astrid Edwards_www.astridedwards.com

Astrid Edwards is a writer, teacher, podcaster and director.

She is one half of Bad Producer Productions, a podcast company with seven successful (and three awarded) podcasts to date.

Astrid is a bibliophile. She is the host of The Garret: Writers on Writing and has interviewed Michelle de Kretser, David Malouf, Leigh Sales, Maxine Beneba Clarke, Benjamin Law, Ali Cobby Eckermann and Tony Birch (as well as a host of other writers talking about their craft). You can also read Astrid's book reviews in The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald, Future Women and Australian Book Review.

 Astrid teaches writing and coordinates the Associate Degree of Professional Writing and Editing at RMIT University. She joined the Board of Melbourne Writers Festival in 2019, and previously served as the Deputy Chair of Writers Victoria.

She has also judged the Aurealis Awards (Australia's premier speculative fiction awards) three times since 2016, as well as the Sidney Neilma Literary Travel Grant in 2019. She is a former Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellow.

Astrid is a Member of the Victorian Disability Advisory Council and a National Advocate for MS Australia.

You can track her reading on Goodreads or find a much longer bio here.