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Fav Bookish Podcasts as Voted by YOU!

Updated: Feb 22

A little while back we asked you, our book-loving community, for your favourite podcasts on writing, reading and everything associated. You responded with such insight that we thought we'd better put all those wonderful suggestions in a safe place. So, here they are, in no particular order. Find them where you listen to your podcasts.

But first, a reminder that we have our own archived podcast with some truly top-notch interviews with notable Tasmanian authors. Check it out!

So You Want to be a Writer

(by the Australian Writers' Centre)

Everything you've always wanted to know about succeeding in the world of writing and publishing. Practical writing techniques, insights into how authors got their big break, creative writing processes of well-known and emerging authors. Hosted by Valerie Kho (author, journalist, creative and CEO of the AWC). Length: 25-60mins Frequency: weekly

The HYBRID Author

Interviews with industry professionals on forging a career as a hybrid author: writing across genres, mixing writing styles, publishing all ways and getting comfortable promoting you and your books. Hosted by Joanne Morrell (author of children's, young adult and women's fiction). Length: average 30mins Frequency: every Friday

The Creative Penn

A self-help podcast for writers, with interviews on publishing, book marketing and creative entrepreneurship. Length: average 60mins Frequency: weekly

The Garret

(by Bad Producer Productions)

A podcast for lovers of books and storytelling, episodes are always about Australian writers and their craft, as well as some interviews with industry figures about what gets published and why. Each interview is published with a full transcript. Length: average 25mins Frequency: weekly

The Word Count

Follow three Australian writers step-by-step as they write their way towards publication: - Jo Dixon, bestselling Tasmanian author of The House of Now and Then - Fiona Taylor, crime writer and host of the Reading by Candlelight podcast - Jacq Ellem, cozy crime writer and host of award-winning podcast Tales From Three Corners Length: 25mins Frequency: fortnightly

Talking Aussie Books

A spotlight on local talent, hosted by lawyer turned fiction writer, podcaster, presenter and moderator Claudine Tinellis. Length: 30mins Frequency: weekly

Reading by Candlelight

Interviews with Australian debut and sophomore authors, hosted by writer Fiona Taylor. Each book is featured in Reading by Candlelight book boxes by Molly's Cottage. Length: 40mins Frequency: monthly

Secrets from the Green Room

Hosts Irma Gold and Karen Viggers chat with writers about their experience of writing and publishing in honest, green room-style, uncovering some of the plain and simple truths, as well as some of the secrets — whether they be mundane or salubrious — and having a lot of fun in the process. Length: 50mins Frequency: monthly


Celebrating women's voices and supporting women writers, with host Pamela Cook. Length: 60mins Frequency: weekly


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