Seth Malacari, Dr Marcella Polain and Richard Rossiter are the 2024 City of Fremantle Hungerford Award judges. Alongside Fremantle Press publisher Georgia Richter, they will be responsible for choosing who will win the $15,000 prize money from the City of Fremantle and a publishing contract with Fremantle Press. Richard Rossiter, who has judged the award […]

This book was edited and published on stolen Whadjuk Noongar Boodja. Genocide, land theft, systematic racism and ongoing colonisation have erased and repressed much of the gender and sexual diversity amongst First Nations people. We acknowledge and pay our respects to the traditional owners of this land. Sovereignty was never ceded. This always was, and […]

Crow Baby is a story that will capture the imagination of both young and older readers, inspiring them to embrace their unique gifts. Here’s Helen Milroy to tell you more about it.


Join us at our annual Fremantle Press Author Showcase for 2023

   November 26, 2023
   Fremantle Arts Centre

Gather your family and friends and join Fremantle Press on Sunday 26 November for a day of festivities and author readings. Our 2023 Author Showcase will feature at the Fremantle Arts Centre Open Day to celebrate fifty years of art. Grab a picnic rug and arrive early to claim a patch of grass under the […]

Author Karen Herbert is here to ‘bang the drum about the bigger issues’. In her acerbic new crime novel, Vertigo, she confronts the issue of homelessness, a topic she talks about with great passion.

Join crime author David Whish-Wilson for an evening discussing his latest gripping and fast-paced novel I Am Already Dead.


Join authors Molly Schmidt and A.J. Betts for an evening in conversation at The Lane Bookshop

   November 16, 2023
   The Lane Bookshop, Claremont

Join the winner of the 2022 Hungerford Award, Molly Schmidt, and award winning international and local Perth author A.J. Betts for an evening in conversation at The Lane Bookshop in Claremont. They will be exploring Molly’s debut novel Salt River Road, a compelling coming-of-age novel about grief and healing set in a small town in […]

Join author Dave Warner for an online session discussing his tantalising new crime novel Summer of Blood. Dave will be joined in conversation by fellow author David Allan-Petale via Zoom. Tickets are free, but bookings are essential. Attendees will receive a link to the Zoom session on the day of the event, and will have the […]

Fremantle Press is pleased to announce that Andrew Sutherland’s Paradise (Point of Transmission) has been shortlisted for the Small Press Network’s 2023 Book of the Year.  The Small Press Network’s Book of the Year (BOTY) Award is an annual award that highlights authorial and publishing excellence by small and independent publishers. Andrew’s brilliant debut collection, […]


Cast of Fremantle Press authors to appear at the Storytellers Festival this October

   October 29, 2023
   Walyalup Koort

Get amongst the hustle and bustle of Fremantle this October with a series of interactive sessions, workshops and author chats with some incredible Fremantle Press authors. The Storytellers Festival, hosted by The Literature Centre, is back in action on Sunday 29 October, and event proceedings kick off at 10:00 am at Walyalup Koort (Fremantle Town […]

Join Reneé Pettitt-Schipp as she discusses her non-fiction book, The Archipelago of Us, and how it was inspired by her work with asylum seekers in detention on Christmas Island and the Cocos (Keeling) Islands.

Get ready to paint the town rainbow this Pride season with the launch of a queer speculative YA fiction anthology An Unexpected Party edited by Perth-based author, Seth Malacari. Find out where you can party with our contributors in a nearby city. PERTH: Rabble Books: Kick off your Pride festivities with the editor of An […]

Karen Herbert’s latest crime novel Vertigo is part political thriller, part social commentary and wholly entertaining. In this interview she takes us into the themes of her work. The themes in this book are social and political ones. Why did you choose to focus on homelessness and disadvantage? Homelessness is one of the major factors […]

David Whish-Wilson’s I Am Already Dead is a gripping and high-paced noir novel, and book two in the Lee Southern crime series, that will keep fans of True West on the edge of their seat. In this interview he describes the inspiration behind his work. Where did the idea for this this novel come from?  […]

You can listen to Molly Schmidt discuss her debut coming-of-age novel, Salt River Road, with fellow Australian author Nilima Rao, on her book A Disappearance in Fiji, and British literary darling, Zadie Smith, on her latest novel The Fraud. Listen to Molly on ABC Listen: The Book Show.

It is with sadness that we acknowledge the passing of Ted Snell, who died on Tuesday 26 September surrounded by his family. Many will remember Ted as an inspirational teacher, curator and writer, as well as a practising artist specialising in painting and printmaking. He was also known as an active advocate for the arts […]

An article by Brooke Dunnell, author of The Glass House. Before my trip, everyone who hears that I’m going to the Cocos (Keeling) Islands is thrilled and mildly jealous. They google the overseas territory and gasp at images of clean white sand, a tranquil blue-green lagoon and dense queues of coconut palms. In July and […]

An article by Dave Warner, author of Summer Of Blood. In Summer Of Blood, I tried to make each chapter heading a classic 1967 song that might be reflective of what was happening in the text. This wasn’t always possible, but some tracks dovetailed neatly.

This time last year I was just taking up the CEO role at Fremantle Press, and the months have flown by! During this time the Press has had a lot to celebrate. 

The Koori Curriculum Book Summit Recordings for 2023 are now available for educators. Fremantle Press’s own Helen Milroy is among the list of contributors for 2023 with her picture book Wombat, Mudlark and Other Stories. Access to the 2023 Koori Curriculum allows patrons to hear what’s behind the stories created by First Nations storytellers. You and your classroom […]

Join Brooke Dunnell at the Eaton Community Library for an evening in conversation where she will be discussing her Fogarty Award winning novel The Glass House. This debut novel is a stunning portrayal of family and friendship, secrets and betrayal.


Laurie Steed to host Life Writing workshop at AH Bracks Library

   October 19, 2023
   AH Bracks Library, Melville

Join Love, Dad author Laurie Steed for an evening workshopping memoir at the AH Bracks Library in Melville.


Emma Young in conversation at Subiaco Library

   October 16, 2023
   Subiaco Pop-Up Library, 241 Rokeby Road

Join the Fremantle Press Great Big Book Club at Subiaco Library for an in-conversation event with Emma Young and Fogarty Award winner Brooke Dunnell, where they will discuss Emma’s latest book, The Disorganisation of Celia Stone.