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 […]

If you could have anyone you wanted at your book club meeting, dead or alive, who would you invite? Great Big Book Club Tea Party ambassador Liz Byrski tells us why diversity in reading is vital to understanding one another and who she would invite to her ultimate book club.

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.

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.


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.

Sometimes a book fits into a very specific genre – a genre whose covers have a very specific set of codes that signal to readers what they can expect to find in that book. We all know, for instance, what kind of material will be in a book featuring the upper body of Fabio. But […]

Fremantle Press has been recognised on the Ned Kelly Awards shortlist for the third year in a row. Burn Patterns by Como author Ron Elliott is in the running for a 2017 Best First Fiction prize in Australia’s most prestigious crime writing award.

Benang by Kim Scott is the latest Fremantle Press Treasure. It was the first book by an Indigenous writer to win the Miles Franklin Literary Award and, after nearly two decades, its continued relevance, its scope, language and largeness of spirit shows why it won our most prestigious prize, and why Scott went on to […]

Jay Martin is one of five shortlisted contenders for the 2016 City of Fremantle T.A.G. Hungerford Award to be announced at Fremantle Arts Centre on Wednesday 2 November. Here is an extract from her shortlisted manuscript called Learning Polish.

Congratulations to the five contenders for the 2016 City of Fremantle T.A.G. Hungerford Award. Catherine Gillard, Jay Martin, Jodie Tes, Tineke Van der Eecken and David Thomas Henry Wright are in the running for $12,000 in prize money and a publishing contract with Fremantle Press.

What do you do when you are a young man in the 1990s, fresh out of the army, with a geology degree, and an abiding lust for gold? You go looking for a gold rush!

Before It Breaks by Dave Warner was today shortlisted for a 2016 Ned Kelly Award for Best Fiction. Run by the Australian Crime Writers Association, the award is this country’s oldest and most prestigious prize honouring crime writing. This was the second year in a row that Fremantle Press books have made the shortlist.

Host of Cover to Cover, Meri Fatin, describes the writing of In Love and War: Nursing Heroes by Liz Byrski as almost like a piece of plastic surgery in itself.

Two more Fremantle Press novels are heading to the UK. The Life and Loves of Lena Gaunt by Tracy Farr and The Weaver Fish by Robert Edeson will be published by Aardvark Bureau.