Say Hooray by Renae Hayward and Rebecca Mills has been identified as one of the best Australian books to help children get the most literate start in life. Judged by a panel of Certified Practising Speech Pathologists with specific knowledge and skill in children’s language and literature development, the Speech Pathology Book of the Year […]

Nedingar: Ancestors, a bilingual picture book by Isobel Bevis and Leanne Zilm, has been shortlisted for the Karajia Award by the Wilderness Society of Australia. Launched in 2022, the Karajia Award for Children’s Literature celebrates the First Nations authors illustrators who create children’s books that honour a connection to Country and tell stories exploring land, […]

The 2024 Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards were announced this evening at the State Library of Western Australia, with debut novelist Michael Thomas winning in the emerging writers’ category worth $15,000. In his speech Michael said he was extremely proud to win an award for a book that was based on his forebears. Michael said, […]

On Wednesday 8 May, the Hon. Sabine Winton MLA, Minister for Early Childhood Education, and Bookaburras Ambassador Renae Hayward helped launch the 2024 Books for Little Bookaburras at the KindiLink early learning centre at Bentley Primary School. In her speech, Winton emphasised the importance of local stories by a local publisher for local Western Australian […]

Fremantle Press authors Chemutai Glasheen, Mark Greenwood, John Kinsella, Julia Lawrinson, Molly Schmidt, Laurie Steed, Michael Thomas, Georgia Tree, Dianne Wolfer and Emma Young have all been recognised in the Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards 2024 Shortlist. Fremantle Press publisher Georgia Richter said she was particularly delighted to see so many of our new authors […]

Fremantle Press is pleased to announce that the Books for Little Bookaburras 2024 program will be launched by Hon. Sabine Winton MLA, Minister for Early Childhood Education on Wednesday 8 May.

Just when we thought Kelly Canby’s star couldn’t keep rising, we were sent the amazing news that the North American edition of her picture book The Hole Story has just been named a Teacher Favourite in the 2024 North American Children’s Book Council Awards. Kelly Canby said she was surprised and delighted by the news. She […]

Fremantle Press has been shortlisted for the Australian Book Industry Award for Small Publisher of the Year. The Australian Book Industry Awards, which were inaugurated in 2001, celebrate excellence and innovation from the teams and individuals across the industry who get books into the hands of readers – from authors and artists to publishers, editors, […]

Published in association with THEATRE 180, Courage Be My Friend by Jenny Davis OAM is the story of Sister Vivian Bullwinkel, who was the only survivor of the Bangka Island Massacre during World War II. Vivian’s selfless efforts to support her fellow prisoners of war in a Japanese camp garnered her many medals and saw her go on to […]

Fremantle Press is in the running to receive a prestigious Bologna Prize for the Best Children’s Publisher of the Year in the Oceania Region. The prize celebrates publishing innovation and creative editorial curation for books published in the previous year. Fremantle Press children’s publisher Cate Sutherland said she was honoured to see her list gaining […]

Nedingar: Ancestors by Isobel Bevis and Leanne Zilm, I Am the Mau and other stories by Chemutai Glasheen and Timeless by Kelly Canby have been named Notable books by the Children’s Book Council of Australia. Fremantle Press children’s publisher Cate Sutherland said she was extremely proud of her list and excited to see diverse debut […]

Reading Australia, created by the not-for-profit Copyright Agency, have released its curriculum for 2024, and Fremantle Press author Sally Morgan is among the list of contributors for 2024 with her book Sister Heart. The Reading Australia curriculum champions rich literary history and presents stimulating and thought-provoking literature for all educators – including early childhood, primary, extracurricular […]

Chris Pash OAM, journalist, editor, information industry pioneer, board director and former CEO has been awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM). 

Australian independent booksellers have chosen Salt River Road by Molly Schmidt as one of their favourite books of 2023. Her novel, which won the City of Fremantle Hungerford Award in 2022, was one of four titles to make it onto the shortlist in the Debut Fiction category. Molly said she was so grateful for the […]

The Centre for Stories and Fremantle Press are delighted to announce the signing of a memorandum of understanding that will see both organisations sharing resources for the benefit of Western Australian stories and storytellers. The MOU means Centre for Stories Fellows will be able to participate in professional development opportunities through Fremantle Press. They will […]

Salt River Road by Molly Schmidt is one of ten Australian debut novels in the running for a 2024 Indie Book Award. Presented by Leading Edge Books, the Indie Book Awards celebrate the depth and range of literary talent in this nation. They recognise the best Australian writing as chosen by Australian independent booksellers. In […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]

Screen Australia and Stan have announced Invisible Boys is one of three new Stan Original series commissioned for production. Based on the book by multi-award-winning Fremantle Press author Holden Sheppard, Invisible Boys will be a ten-episode contemporary drama series set in the regional town of Geraldton, Western Australia. Spoiler alert!  ‘In a small town everyone […]

Adam Matthews has joined the Fremantle Press Sales and Marketing team as a publicist. CEO Alex Allan said she is excited to have Adam join the team. She said, ‘Adam has been on our radar for some time. Over the winter, he has been working with us as a casual, helping the Sales and Marketing […]

Fremantle Press Children’s Publisher Cate Sutherland announced the co-publication of Right Way Down and other poems with fellow local publishing house Alphabet Soup Books. Right Way Down is a creative collection of poetry for middle readers full of entertaining poems by writers including Sally Murphy, A.J. Betts, Cristy Burne, Cheryl Kickett-Tucker, Cass Lynch, Amber Moffat, […]

Katherine Allum won the 2023 Fogarty Literary Award at the Edith Spiegeltent at ECU on Thursday 25 May. Allum receives a $20,000 cash prize from the Fogarty Foundation and a publishing contract with Fremantle Press for her winning manuscript The Skeleton House. American-born and Allum worked on her novel as part of an MA at […]