Last weekend, before the agony and the ecstasy of the Western Derby, Fremantle Press celebrated the launch of Derby: WA Footy Fans on the Game’s Greatest Rivalry by David Whish-Wilson and Sean Gorman.

Fremantle Press and the City of Perth Library have joined forces to celebrate 40 years’ worth of talented Western Australians.

In this guest post, Many Hearts, One Voice author Melinda Tognini shares the importance of remembering the women widowed by war and the achievements that transformed grief into activism.

Poet Dennis Haskell is set to launch his eighth and most personal collection of poetry to date, Ahead of Us. Written in memory of his late wife, Rhonda, the book will raise much needed funds for the Cancer Council WA.

Proceeds from the sale of Dust by Daniel ‘Matsu’ Craig will help raise money for a local pay-it-forward program in Fremantle. The book launch will take place at Hot Soup on Wednesday 11 November 2015.

Albany branch members of the War Widows’ Guild of Australia will join Melinda Tognini for the Denmark launch of Many Hearts, One Voice: The story of the War Widows’ Guild in Western Australia at Teahouse Books on Monday 16 November.

Melinda Tognini’s book Many Hearts, One Voice: The story of the War Widows’ Guild in Western Australia will be launched with help from the organisation that inspired it.

Sydney-siders have just two more days to view the Rothschild Prayer Book at the National Library of Australia before it moves to Melbourne.

Award-winning author Alice Nelson will donate all author proceeds generated by her new book After This: Survivors of the Holocaust speak to the Holocaust Institute of Western Australia.

Black Light author K.A. Bedford will join the exclusive author panel at the 2015 Perth Supanova Pop Culture Expo in June. The two-day expo brings together creative talent and tens of thousands of adoring fans under one roof for a weekend of meet and greets and cosplay.


A Viking in Ubud

James Foley, illustrator of The Last Viking Returns, gives us an overview of his time at the 2014 Ubud Writers and Readers Festival.

Miles Franklin Award winner Kim Scott will commence a book tour of Germany in October 2009.

The Elements Art Gallery officially launched their new space in Dalkeith with an exhibition by Lighthouse Girl illustrator Brian Simmonds on 11 July 2009.