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The Garret: Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

The Garret Podcast

Event Date: 3 November 2016 to 31 January 2017
Author / Presenters: Nicholas Brasch, Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff are the co-authors of The Illuminae Files, a YA sci-fi space opera trilogy like nothing you have seen before (literally, The Illuminae Files reinvents what YA fiction can look like).

Illuminae (the first in the trilogy) topped the New York Times best seller list, and won both the 2016 Inky Award and the Australian Book Industry Awards (Book of the Year for Older Children). Gemina, the second in the trilogy, debuted at #3 on the New York Times in October 2016.

Both Amie and Jay have published other successful YA trilogies. Amie is the co-author of The Starbound Trilogy (with Megan Spooner), and Jay is the author of The Lotus War trilogy, as well as the new Nevernight Chronicles.

Listen to Amie and Jay discuss their writing partnership at https://thegarretpodcast.com/amie-kaufman-jay-kristoff.


Season 1 features eight Victorian-based writers talking about their craft. These writers represent many genres. The common thread is success: these writers are the top of their fields.

Season Two will feature leading writers from across Australia, and Season Three will include international writers. The Garret was born in Melbourne, a UNESCO City of Literature. And it is supported by our community. We are proud to partner with the State Library of Victoria, Readings, Writers Victoria and Swinburne University.

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