Round up your book clubs, switch off Netflix and get set to tune in to the 2021 A Shot in the Dark series. Fremantle Press has a smorgasbord of new and established crime writers to stream live into the comfort of your living room.

The Story Begins In 2001, I was an unpublished writer with a little story idea and big dreams. On a recent car trip, I had spun a tale for my four-year-old daughter about how the house we were driving to might not be where we expected, because you know how houses get bored and wander […]

Written while travelling the globe over five years, Locust Summer was shortlisted for the Australian/Vogel’s Literary Award (2017) and was developed through a fellowship at Varuna, the National Writers’ House. In this blog post, David Allan-Petale invites you along for the journey.

The Fremantle Press marketing department welcomes new team member Jessica Checkland to the role of Events Marketing Assistant to replace Tiffany Ko.

Congratulations to Yuot A. Alaak, Kelly Canby, Jon Doust, Madelaine Dickie, Donna Mazza, Helen Milroy and Meg McKinlay, who are all one step closer to winning a Western Australian Premier’s Prize or Fellowship worth $15,000 and $60,000 respectively.

NAIDOC Week is an opportunity to celebrate the histories, cultures and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Fans of crime fiction, if you missed the live edition of the Fremantle Press online crime series: A Shot in the Dark, you haven’t missed out entirely.

Sally Tinker is back with a new adventure in invention! The fourth book from the mind of James Foley in the S.Tinker Inc. graphic novel for junior readers series is out now.

Calling all young aspiring story book authors and illustrators – the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) WA branch is still running its annual Make Your Own Story Book Competition. It is open to WA students from pre-primary to Year 8 and closes on Friday 5 June 2020.

This year, like many of our Fremantle Press authors, you might have been ready to launch your new book the traditional way, in a bookshop over some old cheese and a glass of vino, but now that’s no longer possible, why not take this as an opportunity to have fun with social media?

Helen Milroy, and her friend Honey the brush tail possum, have a special message for everyone spending extra time at home this week. They say that the best way to enjoy your time is to read some books about native Australian animals.

Fiona Burrows might have only recently released her debut picture book as both author and illustrator, Violet and Nothing, earlier this year, but she’s been writing and drawing since she was in school.

How does one person exist between two worlds? Antonio Buti explains why the story of Bruce Trevorrow, the only member of the Stolen Generations to successfully win compensation from an Australian government, struggled with his identity after being forcibly removed from his Indigenous family.

Is plot really the uncool cousin no-one wants to associate with? Should aspiring writers abstain from sex in favour of taking a large dictionary to bed? And how do you transform the experience of grief into the positive act of creation? As host of the 2019 Fremantle Press podcast series, Holden Sheppard gets to grips […]

Meet Me at the Intersection contributor Rafeif Ismail is a Perth-based, emerging Muslim writer who is a refugee from Sudan identifying as queer. She will be on a panel focusing on diversity at the Great Big Book Club Tea Party, an event co-hosted by the City of Melville and Fremantle Press at AH Bracks Library […]

Jess Gately interviewed Susan Midalia about how to combine the elements of traditional romance with a strong political agenda. Jess is from Perth, and is a graduate of ECU, but she is currently studying a Master of Professional Writing and Publishing at Curtin University. She is also one of the founding editors of the zine […]

Katie is no stranger to presenting on radio, so it was always a given that she would be the one to get the book about a washed-up radio presenter: Afternoons with Harvey Beam by Carrie Cox. Katie is a writer, reader and student from Perth who grew up in Albany and Denmark. Studying English and […]

When we first met Mimi Helm she was a Curtin University student and one of a group of emerging filmmakers who had been tasked with making a book trailer for Fremantle Press as part of their coursework.

Last weekend, before the agony and the ecstasy of the Western Derby, Fremantle Press celebrated the launch of Derby: WA Footy Fans on the Game’s Greatest Rivalry by David Whish-Wilson and Sean Gorman.

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Bologna Children’s Book Fair is almost here and we have just received good news – Pandamonia by Chris Owen and Chris Nixon has been chosen for inclusion in the Hello! from Australia Children’s Book Illustration Exhibition at the 2017 Fair.

A younger brother with a built-in cupcake oven? Who wouldn’t want that? James Foley is one of the authors on Russ the Story Bus, which kicks off the Sydney Writers’ Festival’s Children’s Festival of Moving Stories with a trip to schools in Western Sydney and, for the first time, the NSW regional centres of Bathurst, […]

Red Read’s life takes an alarming turn when his mother sells him to an infamous smuggler plying his trade off the north-west coast in the closing days of the 19th century. Author Norman Jorgensen provides a sneak preview.

Chris Nixon’s book trailer shows exactly what happens when you wake the panda! Pandamonia is available in all good bookstores and online now. Read the teaching notes or order a free set of bookmarks from events@fremantlepress.com.au.

Dust photographer Daniel ‘Matsu’ Craig has been nominated for Best Music Video in the 28th Annual West Australian Screen Awards (WASAs).