Astrid Edwards is a bibliophile. She is the host of The Garret: Writers on Writing, judges literary prizes and teaches in the Associate Degree of Professional Writing and Editing at RMIT University. She is the former Chair of Melbourne Writers Festival and the former Deputy Chair of Writers Victoria.
She is one half of Bad Producer Productions, an independent podcast network specialising in arts, comedy and sport (she represents the Arts part). Astrid is also a Member of the Victorian Disability Advisory Council and a National Advocate for MS Australia.
Before embarking on a career devoted to storytelling, Astrid was a policy consultant. She specialised in climate and social policy, and to this day she is trying to figure out how stories can help to save the planet.