The Garret Podcast: Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
The Garret Podcast is a new literary podcast based in Melbourne, interviewing the best writers writing today. The Garret is supported by the State Library of Victoria, Swinburne University and Writers Victoria.
Season 1 kicked of with Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. Amie and Jay 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.
In this interview, they talk about their writing partnership. You can also watch these behind the scenes videos of The Garret being recorded.