Small Steps: A Physio in Ethiopia by Julie Sprigg will be launched by fellow Fremantle Press non-fiction writer Anne-Louise Willoughby at 6.30 pm on Thursday 10 September at the Balmoral Hotel. Supported by Crow Books, Julie, who is based in Victoria Park, will use the event as an opportunity to raise money for the not-for-profit […]

I met a bloke last week who said his father died 20 years ago and he had never got over it. My father died in 2002 and I can still hear him telling me how to remove the ceiling fan in the bathroom. I’d done it a couple of times before and I was over […]

You might be going out less, but your calendar doesn’t have to stay empty – socialising with your friends, family and community is now more important than ever – and you don’t even need to leave the couch! Here’s how to invite a Fremantle Press author into your lounge room for a chat with your […]

We’re so excited to be a part of the Fremantle Book Club. As publishers, we have the privilege of working alongside new and emerging Western Australian authors every day, but what we don’t always get the chance to do is to hang out with WA readers. That’s why our first Fremantle Press Book Club get-together […]

True West is a new crime novel by David Whish-Wilson set in late 1980s Perth against the backdrop of hate crimes associated with Jack van Tongeren’s Australian Nationalist Movement that included the firebombing of Asian businesses, as well as the dog-whistle comments made by then federal Liberal opposition leader John Howard associated with ‘slowing down’ […]

Dave Warner’s latest crime novel River of Salt comes complete with its own music, and you can listen to it right now.

Anne-Louise Willoughby is the author of Nora Heysen: A Portrait. She gave a presentation on Nora Heysen in Melbourne on Sunday 10 March as part of NGV Australia’s launch of its new major exhibition Hans and Nora Heysen Two Generations of Australian Art. 

Women of a Certain Age, edited by Jodie Moffat, Maria Scoda and Susan Laura Sullivan is one of eight books in the running to win the USA’s Foreword INDIES Book of the Year for Women’s Studies.

After selling out in less than 48 hours, the City of Melville and Fremantle Press Great Big Book Club Tea Party was packed to capacity on Sunday 21 October at A.H. Bracks Library in Melville.

Exmouth author Madelaine Dickie is one of five authors shortlisted for the 2018 Barbara Jefferis Award from the Australian Society of Authors. Her book Troppo joins Libby Angel’s The Trapeze Act, Catherine McKinnon’s Storyland, Jane Rawson’s From the Wreck and Holly Throsby’s Goodwood in being recognised as one of the best Australian novels to depict […]

Alan Carter has won the Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Crime for his latest novel Marlborough Man. A sizeable crowd joined Alan in the atrium of The Piano in Christchurch on Saturday night for readings from each of the shortlisted writers before Denise Mina made the announcement. Kept secret right up to the opening of […]

Reading has a reputation for being a solitary pursuit, but it’s also a great conversation starter and book clubs are a fun way to socialise and connect with like-minded people. This International Youth Day, we’re challenging the youth of Australia to start their own YA book clubs, gather some friends or make some new ones […]

Fremantle Press author Alan Carter has edged closer to the big prize after Marlborough Man was announced as one of just six books to make the shortlist of the 2018 Ned Kelly Awards.

Award-winning writer Amanda Curtin has been named one of five finalists in the prestigious Alice Literary Award. The Alice Award recognises an Australian woman who has made a long-term contribution to Australian literature.

Alan Carter is one of six authors shortlisted for the prestigious Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Crime Novel with his latest book Marlborough Man.

Alan Carter and Dave Warner have both made this year’s Ned Kelly Award longlist for their latest thrillers: Marlborough Man and Clear to the Horizon.

David Whish-Wilson is known for his contemporary crime fiction, but for his latest adventure he’s taking readers back in time to the crime-ridden underworld of 1840s San Francisco.

City of Melville residents Liz Byrski, Ambelin Kwaymullina and Brendan Ritchie are our inaugural Great Big Book Club Tea Party reading ambassadors. The three authors have expressed their excitement about taking on the task of promoting the benefits of reading to local audiences.

Ever wondered what it’s like to be a writer? Ever pondered how successful authors got published? Susan Midalia, author of The Art of Persuasion, talks about how she started out, the difficulties of getting published and how the industry has changed.

Fremantle Press and the City of Melville are pleased to announce a new community partnership to host the Great Big Book Club Tea Party on Sunday, 21 October.

City of Fremantle T.A.G. Hungerford Award winner Madelaine Dickie is in the running for the 2018 Dobbie Literary Award for her novel Troppo. Worth $5,000, the award, which is a part of the Nita B Kibble Literary Awards, recognises a first published work by an Australian woman writer.

Goldie Goldbloom’s tale of artist Gwendolen Mary John, titled Gwen, has been longlisted for the prestigious ALS Gold Medal. The medal is awarded annually by the Association for the Study of Australian Literature for an outstanding literary work in the preceding calendar year.

Dungzilla by James Foley and Gwen by Goldie Goldbloom have been announced as finalists in the 2017 Aurealis Awards for science fiction.

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Book journeys

Didn’t have the time or money to get away this summer? Don’t despair! A good read can take you anywhere. Here are our suggestions for travelling by the book.