Wayne Bergmann has spent decades fighting for the rights of Traditional Owners – a job that often puts him in the firing line. So what was it like to reflect back on the entirety of his life – from his childhood to today? To write his story, Wayne called on award-winning novelist and longtime colleague […]

The American Library Association’s Rainbow Round Table and Young Adult Library Services Associations have announced more love for the US edition of Stars in Their Eyes by Jessica Walton and Aśka.

Associate editor of Westerly Magazine, Dr Daniel Juckes, launched Kintsugi by Marie O’Rourke in Fremantle this month. With exquisite prose, Marie reflects on the beauty of brokenness and the ways in which time can transform our understanding of the past. But there’s so much more to this wonderful collection of essays, as Daniel explored in […]

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 […]

The USA version of Stars in their Eyes by Aśka and Jessica Walton has captured the imagination of librarians and booksellers with reviews calling the book vivid, authentic, delightful, sweet, empowering, cheerful and unforgettable. What a list of adjectives! Today we’re happy to announce that it is also an Honour Book in the Stonewall Book Awards […]

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 […]

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.

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.

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, […]


Telling Queer Stories with Seth Malacari

   June 11, 2024
   South Perth Library

Be a part of a special writers-on-writing event at South Perth Library as part of their Perfectly Queer Festival where everyone is welcome.


Celebrate Refugee Week with Reneé Pettitt-Schipp

   June 15, 2024
   Fremantle Library

Join Reneé Pettitt-Schipp as she discusses her non-fiction book, The Archipelago of Us, and shares work from her poetry collection, The Sky Runs Right Through Us.

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 […]