Join the winner of the 2023 Fogarty Literary Award, Katherine Allum, as we launch her debut novel The Skeleton House with help from Founder of the Fogarty Foundation, Annie Fogarty. Then stick around as Fremantle Press Deputy Chair Louise Jones joins Katherine in conversation as together they discuss growing up in a small community where […]

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 […]

Spore or Seed by Caitlin Maling has been shortlisted in the Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry for the 2024 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards and is in the running to win $30,000.   Caitlin Maling said she was thrilled to be shortlisted amongst such fine poets (and by such fine poetry judges). Caitlin said, ‘This is such a […]

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 […]

Children’s publisher Cate Sutherland says she loves the way Cristy Burne’s Into the Blue combines a snorkelling adventure with real-life conundrums that kids face every day. We asked Cristy to share more about the book’s themes and her writing process. Tell us about your latest book and why you wrote it. My latest book is Into the Blue […]

Join two brave new names in fiction, Brooke Dunnell and Deborah Pike, for an evening in conversation as they discuss their tantalising new novels Last Best Chance and The Players.

Events

Sydney Writers Festival

   May 23May 26, 2024

An eight-day celebration of literature, stories and ideas. Meet the people behind your favourite books and become part of the conversations that bring them to life through an exciting program of events and activities.

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, […]

This year’s festival is a fantastic opportunity for aspiring writers of all ages and readers of all genres to listen to their favourite local writers and expand their literary horizons.

The Children’s Book Council of Australia’s 2024 Book of the Year Awards shortlist has been announced with Timeless by Kelly Canby taking its place alongside five other titles in the picture book category. Entries in this category are for outstanding books of the picture book genre in which the author and illustrator achieve artistic and […]

An Unexpected Party, co-published by Get YA Words Out and edited by Seth Malacari, has been shortlisted in the Best Anthology category of the Aurealis Awards.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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, […]

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?  […]

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 […]

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 […]

Events

Public. Open. Space. Sydney Book Launch

   November 19, 2023
   3.30pm—4.00pm
   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, […]