Director and Theatre Studies Lecturer at Notre Dame University Gabrielle Metcalf will launch The Bookshop on Jacaranda Street by Marlish Glorie at Dymocks Fremantle on Friday 8 May.

Kitchen Witch in Subiaco announced a new series of cooking classes featuring Fremantle Press author Emmanuel Mollois this week.

Simon Haynes won a WA Science Fiction Foundation award for the second year in a row at Swancon 2009. Haynes was awarded Best Professional Long Work in the Tin Duck Awards for Hal Spacejock: No Free Lunch.

Fremantle Press poet Tracy Ryan won the ABR Poetry Prize worth $4000 for her poem ‘Lost Property’ this month.

Western Australian illustrator Moira Court was one of six artists shortlisted for the Crichton Award for First-time Illustrators on Tuesday 31 March.

Fremantle Press designer Ally Crimp was recognized in the Campaign Brief WA Awards on Friday 20 March.

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.