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The Garret: Kerry Greenwood

The Garret Podcast

Event Date: 10 November 2016 to 31 January 2017
Author / Presenters: Nicholas Brasch and Kerry Greenwood

Kerry Greenwood is one of Australia's best loved crime fiction authors. A lawyer by training, Kerry worked as a criminal defence lawyer for Victoria Legal Aid until becoming a professional writer. She remains a duty solicitor for Legal Aid (and finds inspiration for her crime fiction while she is there).

In 2013, Kerry was awarded the Sisters in Crime Inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award. This added to her already impressive award collection, which includes her 2003 Ned Kelly Lifetime Achievement Award, two 2005 Ned Kelly Awards for Crime Writing (for Heavenly Pleasures: A Corinna Chapman Novel and Queen of the Flowers: A Phryne Fisher Mystery), her 2002 Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Award (Younger Readers) (for A Different Sort of Real: The Diary of Charlotte McKenzie), and her 1996 Aurealis Award for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction (for The Broken Wheel).

Kerry is best known for the Phryne Fisher Murder Mysteries. The Phryne (pronounced Fry-knee, to rhyme with briny) Fisher series began in 1989 with Cocaine Blues. The twentieth (and most recent) book in the series, Murder and Mendelssohn, was published in 2013. The series was adapted for the TV writing Miss Fishers Murder Mysteries on ABC in 2012.

Listen to Kerry discuss her writing career at https://thegarretpodcast.com/kerry-greenwood.


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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