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 […]

Fremantle Press Event

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 […]

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 […]


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 […]

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?  […]

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.

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 […]


Author Talk with Brooke Dunnell

   September 1, 2023
   Busselton Library

Award-winning author Brooke Dunnell will be at the Busselton Library on Friday 1st September to speak about her novel The Glass House, winner of the 2021 Fogarty Literary Award. The Glass House centres on 36-year-old Julia, who takes a break from her faltering marriage in Melbourne to help her ageing father move out of the family home […]


Reneé Pettitt-Schipp: Writers in the Library

   August 26, 2023
   Mandurah Library

Join Reneé Pettitt-Schipp at Mandurah Library for a fascinating discussion about her new book, The Archipelago of Us.

Fremantle Press poet Caitlin Maling, who is on the cusp of releasing Spore or Seed (July 2023), has been awarded the inaugural creative McAuley Fellowship at the University of Tasmania worth $10,000. Caitlin will spend two weeks in Hobart writing and presenting a masterclass for students and an event for the general public. The fellowship […]


Public. Open. Space. Sydney Book Launch

   November 19, 2023
   Council Chambers, Walyalup Civic Centre

Join Kate Larsen, one of Australia’s best-known social media poets, at Better Read Than Dead on Sunday 19 November for the release of her debut poetry collection, Public. Open. Space.

A celebration of baby achievements, Say Hooray is the perfect book to engage the whole family in those special moments of a baby’s early days.

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London Book Fair 2023 Highlights Fremantle Press is proud to present its newest titles from award-winning Western Australian writers – thrilling crime reads, contemporary women’s fiction, literary works from diverse voices, and cracking coming of age and YA stories. New Crime Reads Summer of Blood is the latest page-turning, suspense-filled crime novel from multi-award-winning author, […]

The Last Light Horse by Dianne Wolfer and Backyard Beasties by Helen Milroy have been recognised as Notable Books in their respective categories in the Children’s Book Council of Australia’s Book of the Year Awards. Backyard Beasties is a Notable book in the Early Childhood category. Both written and illustrated by Professor Helen Milroy – […]

Fremantle Press writer Sharron Booth is one of five authors shortlisted for the 2023 MUD Literary Prize. The prize is for the best debut literary novel by an Australian writer and is offered by Adelaide philanthropic group the MUD Literary Club as part of Adelaide Writers’ Week. Now in its sixth year, the winning writer […]

Two Fremantle Press books and five Fremantle Press writers are in the running to win the award for fan favourite! Stellarphant by James Foley and Mel and Shell by Julia Lawrinson both made the shortlist, alongside books by fellow Fremantle Press writers Cristy Burne, Sean E. Avery and HM Waugh. To find out more or […]

Bologna 2023 Children’s Highlights Whether it’s first books for babies and toddlers, stunningly original picture books and graphic novels, or challenging and thought-provoking stories for young adults, Fremantle Press works with a rich and diverse range of authors to bring important stories to life for readers of all ages. Stellarphant, our multi-award-winning White Ravens book […]

Stars in Their Eyes creators Aśka and Jessica Walton, and Stellarphant creator James Foley are over the moon about their latest news. All three celebrated their books making it onto the Children’s Book Council of Australia Notable Book list. Plus, all three are thrilled to announce American publications. Stellarphant will be published in the USA […]