Helen Garner writes novels, stories, screenplays and works of non-fiction. In 2006 she received the inaugural Melbourne Prize for Literature, and in 2016 she won the prestigious Windham–Campbell Prize for non-fiction and the Western Australian Premier’s Book Award. In 2019 she was honoured with the Australia Council Award for Lifetime Achievement in Literature. Her novels include The Children’s Bach, Cosmo Cosmolino and The Spare Room.
She lives in Melbourne.
Listen to Helen Garner talking to Richard Fidler on his podcast, Conversations
Read a fascinating profile of Helen Garner in the Guardian
Eric Jensen interviews Helen Garner in the Monthly, June 2018
Helen Garner discusses Yellow Notebook with David Astle on ABC Radio Melbourne
‘I didn't censor’: Helen Garner's unflinching look at her past self in the Age
Michael McGirr reviews Yellow Notebook in the Age: Spectrum
Yellow Notebook reviewd in the Guardian
Helen Garner writes about the reasons behind publishing her personal diaries in the Guardian
Yellow Notebook reviewed in the Saturday Paper
Helen Garner discusses Yellow Notebook with Matthew Condon in the Australian ($)
Age: Helen Garner to be honoured as a pioneer by the book industry
Age: What is it about Helen Garner? One reader's appreciation
Guardian: ‘I may be an old woman, but I'm not done for yet’