What has your previous writing experience been? I’ve had two children’s books published, Magpie Mischief and Magwheel Madness.

Anna Haebich has been shortlisted for the Community Relations Commission Award as part of the 2009 NSW Premier’s Awards.

State Librarian and CEO of the State Library Margaret Allen will launch Lighthouse Girl by Dianne Wolfer at Westbooks in Victoria Park on Friday 27 March.

( If Jon were launching a book that I had penned I’m sure he wouldn’t have a speech prepared. He’d fly by the seat of his pants, coz thats what he does.. But I am a good Aquinas boy and we dont fly by the seat of our pants. )

I was born into a community whose preferred method of living with Aboriginal people was apartheid.

Fremantle Press poet Tracy Ryan is on the shortlist for the 2009 ABR Poetry Prize alongside Rose Lucas, Kathryn Lomer, Lisa Gorton, Angela Malone and Judith Beveridge.

Allyson (Ally) Crimp started on the Fremantle Press design desk this month. She replaces Tracey Gibbs who will continue to work as a freelance art director and illustrator for Fremantle Press while running her own design company.

The complete Hal Spacejock series is now available online for less than twenty Australian dollars.

The Last Sky by Alice Nelson is one of six books on this year’s short list for the Barbara Jefferis Award.

The Association for the Blind of WA will make its first commercial foray into audio book publication using Fremantle Press books.

Tell us about Consuming Pleasures Consuming Pleasures is a book about the history and politics of drug use. The broader political issue that it investigates is the rationale for drug prohibition.

Mojo’s Bar in Fremantle will commemorate the ten-year anniversary of Triffids frontman David McComb’s passing at a musical tribute night this Thursday 5 February.

Q&A with Barbara Temperton, poet and author of Southern Edge When did you start writing? Around the age of six, when I finally got hand, pen and paper coordinated: I stole loose-leaf paper from the public toilets at the Port Hedland swimming pool, needle and thread from my mother’s sewing box, and took refuge in […]

Culture and the Arts Minister John Day presented Natasha Lester with the 2008 T.A.G. Hungerford Award for Fiction at a ceremony in Perth last night.

Destroying Avalon, the first Australian novel to tackle the cyber-bullying phenomenon, is one step closer to becoming a film.

Readers in South Korea and Italy will soon be able to enjoy the work of Indigenous authors Sally Morgan, Tjalaminu Mia and Blaze Kwaymullina, among others.

Western Australian poet Caroline Caddy has won the 2008 Wesley Michel Wright Prize in Poetry for Esperance (Fremantle Press).

Chris Pash, author of The Last Whale, will return to the English-speaking world’s last whaling station this month for a reunion of ex-whalers to mark the 30-year anniversary of the end of whaling in Australia.

Over 180 people joined author Janda Gooding and members of the Botanical Artists Group for the launch of Brush with Gondwana on Thursday 6 November.

The 2008 Bruce Dawe National Poetry Prize has gone to Fremantle Press writer John Kinsella for his poem Vixerunt.

Western Australian writers; Sally Morgan, May O’Brien, Joan Winch and Lucy Dann, plus ex-Fremantle Docker, Troy Cook, joined forces to launch Indigenous Literacy Day in Western Australia on Wednesday 3rd September.

When did you start writing? At the beginning of the 70s I was painting and yet reading a huge amount of fiction. Somehow as a backthought I wondered if I should write a novel. When I began writing in the mid 70s it seemed that poetry found me instead. It was very disconcerting – what […]

Western Australian Indigenous author, Ambelin Kwaymullina, has been shortlisted for a Queensland Premier’s Literary Award for her children’s book Crow and the Waterhole.

Husband-and-wife poets, John Kinsella and Tracy Ryan, have each been shortlisted for the 35th Age Book of the Year awards, which will be presented at the opening of the Melbourne Writers’ Festival on 22 August 2008.