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Book launch: Fremantle Press presents the Great Big Book Club with a new edition of If I Should Lose You

   July 24, 2024
   6.45pm—8.00pm
   AH Bracks Library + Creative Space

Join New York Times-bestselling author Natasha Lester on 24 July at 6.00 pm as she discusses the captivating new edition of If I Should Lose You with fellow author Emily Paull.

Michael Earp will be appearing at Supanova Comic Con & Gaming and looks forward to meeting all of their fans in Sydney in June 2024.

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Williamstown Literary Festival Launch: Avast! Pirate Stories From Transgender Authors

   June 12, 2024
   6.00pm—7.00pm
   The Pirates Tavern, Williamstown VIC

Get ready to set sail with a crew of rebels and misfits as Maddison Stoff and editor Michael Earp launch Avast! Pirate Stories From Transgender Authors a thrilling anthology of pirate tales by seven trans and non-binary writers.

Permission to come aboard! Celebrate the launch of Avast! Pirate Stories from Transgender Authors an exciting new anthology edited by Michael Earp and Alison Evans.

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Brooke Dunnell in conversation with Tess Woods for Love to Read Local Week

   June 9, 2024
   11.00am—12.00pm
   Peter Cowan Writers Centre

Join Brooke Dunnell as she speaks with Tess Woods about her latest novel, Last Best Chance.

Join us to celebrate the powerful collaboration between award-winning poet Nandi Chinna and Wagaba Nyikina Warra Elder, Professor Anne Poelina, as we launch their new poetry collection, Tossed Up by the Beak of a Cormorant: Poems of the Martuwarra Fitzroy River.

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Love to Read Local Week with Amanda Curtin and Rebecca Higgie

   June 8, 2024
   1.00pm—2.00pm
   Guildford Town Hall

Celebrate Love to Read Local Week with Amanda Curtin and Rebecca Higgie as they discuss the intersections of story and place in relation to their writing with host Bianca Breen.

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Love to Read Local Week with Alexander Thorpe

   June 4, 2024
   12.00pm—2.00pm
   Mandurah Library

Mandurah Libraries are hosting a series of author events and workshops to celebrate this year’s Love to Read Local Week and you’re invited!

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Love to Read Local Week: Introduction to Creative Writing with Josephine Taylor

   June 7, 2024
   10.00am—1.00pm
   Mandurah Library

Mandurah Libraries are hosting a series of author events and workshops to celebrate this year’s Love to Read Local Week and you’re invited!

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Love to Read Local Week with Julia Lawrinson

   June 13, 2024
   12.00pm—2.00pm
   Mandurah Library

Mandurah Libraries are hosting a series of author events and workshops to celebrate this year’s Love to Read Local Week and you’re invited!

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Love to Read Local Week: Character and Dialogue with Brooke Dunnell

   June 20, 2024
   10.00am—1.00pm
   Mandurah Library

Mandurah Libraries are hosting a series of author events and workshops to celebrate this year’s Love to Read Local Week and you’re invited!

Djinang Bonar: Seeing Seasons by Ebony Froome and Leanne Zilm takes readers through the six Noongar seasons and is a wonderful way to learn some Noongar language. Listen to Ebony read the story in Noongar.

In this episode, we are tuning in to listen to children’s author James Foley speak with his lead character, Sally Tinker, about how the big ideas come to be and where you can find them. James’s new edition of Brobot: now available in colour is available in all good bookshops and online. Gastronauts: now available in colour is due […]

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 […]

On Wednesday 8 May, the Hon. Sabine Winton MLA, Minister for Early Childhood Education, and Bookaburras Ambassador Renae Hayward helped launch the 2024 Books for Little Bookaburras at the KindiLink early learning centre at Bentley Primary School. In her speech, Winton emphasised the importance of local stories by a local publisher for local Western Australian […]

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 […]

Fremantle Press is pleased to announce that the Books for Little Bookaburras 2024 program will be launched by Hon. Sabine Winton MLA, Minister for Early Childhood Education on Wednesday 8 May.

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 can’t resist a dog book – especially written by master storyteller Deb Fitzpatrick. She asked Deb to share all the waggily, woofy goodness of writing Deb’s entertaining new adventure Kelpie Chaos. Tell us about your latest book and why you wrote it. Kelpie Chaos is a novel for younger middle readers […]

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 […]

How to Avoid a Happy Life is Julia Lawrinson’s story of a messy family legacy and a lifetime of extraordinary events that have to be read to be believed. Publisher Georgia Richter says, ‘Julia’s writerly superpowers of observation and analysis, along with a robust sense of humour, allow her to survive and then write about […]

Anatomy of a Secret by Gerard McCann was shortlisted for the 2022 City of Fremantle Hungerford Award. Publisher Georgia Richter says, ‘Gerard McCann’s memoir documents the experiences of a Catholic boy who was just one of scores of young boys sexually assaulted by convicted paedophile Leo Leunig in Perth in the 1960s. Despite the confronting […]

About the show The life of beloved children’s author Julia Lawrinson is stranger than fiction – and she draws on all her power as a storyteller to turn a life of intense headlines into a wild, marvellous tale.  In the first episode of this 6-episode series, Julia immerses herself in the history of her own […]