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.

Former Oxfam WA CEO turned crime writer Alan Carter has auctioned off the right to feature in his next Cato Kwong crime novel.

Tracy Farr’s ‘Once had me’ has won the open section of the Sunday Star-Times Short Story Awards 2014.

In an announcement made by the State Librarian Margaret Allen this morning six Fremantle Press books were shortlisted for a 2014 WA Premier’s Book Award.

Ray Glickman will return to his previous stomping ground to launch his debut novel Reality at Readings St Kilda on Thursday 3 July. The former Executive Manager for the City of St Kilda said the council loomed large in his portrayal of the central character’s working life.

Albany author and fisherwoman Sarah Drummond was having lunch with her current boss, a landscaper, when she got the call to say she was longlisted for the Dobbie Literary Award.

Fremantle Press author Tracy Farr is celebrating today after her debut novel The Life and Loves of Lena Gaunt was longlisted for the prestigious Miles Franklin Literary Award.

Whisky Charlie Foxtrot by Annabel Smith was shortlisted for the Most Underrated Book Award (MUBA) today.

Susan Swingler is the step-daughter of one of Australia’s most revered writers – Elizabeth Jolley. Abandoned by her father Leonard at the age of four, Susan had no contact with the Jolley family until they found and reclaimed her at the age of twenty-one. Why they were kept apart is the subject of her startling […]

Getting Warmer author Alan Carter is in Shanghai researching his third novel in the Cato Kwong Series. Here are his top literary spots for the criminally inclined.


NZ literary hotspots

New Zealand–based author Tracy Farr lists the must-see destinations for visiting literature lovers.

Tracy Farr talks waves, theremins, Dr Who and opiates in The Life and loves of Lena Gaunt.

New York City is a sightseeing wonderland for literature lovers. Fremantle Press authors Alice Nelson and Natasha Lester both researched novels there. Here are their favourite places for authors and book lovers to visit when in the Big Apple.

Writerly camaraderie, charming views and well-prepared French audiences: Goldie Goldbloom, author of The Paperbark Shoe and You Lose These + Other Stories, writes about her time in Lyon, France, at the extraordinary International Forum on the Novel.

For the price of two movie tickets, Ron Elliott’s criminally good mini novels bring cinema’s best known genres to the page. Check out the trailer for Now Showing!

Accomplished scriptwriter, director, Curtin academic and author Ron Elliott is set to launch his second Fremantle Press novel, Now Showing, on Tuesday 11 June at Crow Books in East Victoria Park.