Fremantle Press is offering booksellers 20 free books for every 20 new crime releases stocked, plus free merchandise and online advertising when they take part in this year’s Two for One deal – one new release title and a backlist title.

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In Nedingar: Ancestors by Isobel Bevis and Leanne Zilm, the main character says ‘Ngaangk, ngany koodakarn djinang nganyang nedingar wer kaadatj baalabany’, or ,‘Please Mum, I want to meet my Ancestors and know who they are’. What do you think her answer was? To find out, listen to Isobel reading from her book. Then download […]

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Nedingar: Ancestors by Isobel Bevis and Leanne Zilm is a lyrical, dual language picture book that celebrates the beauty of Country and family. Listen to Isobel read the story in Noongar.

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 […]

True stories in the real world As a publisher and editor, I am an active participant in the creation of books other people will read. The fiction I edit can connect readers to inner words, the non-fiction to the ‘real world’. And some of those stories can be a long time in the making. In […]

Author of The Last Whale, Chris Pash, shares messages of hope from two anti-whaling activists as he marks the return of the Rainbow Warrior to Albany, where she docked ahead of a campaign to sail up the coast of Western Australia to document the wildlife and environment threatened by Woodside Energy’s plans to drill for […]

In this piece, she tells us more about The Archipelago of Us – her beautifully written and compelling memoir about living and working in Australia’s Indian Ocean Territories, the place where Australia’s identity is laid bare and where our self-image is challenged at every level.   What do you hope readers will get out of […]

Michael Thomas celebrated the release of his first novel The Map of William this month – here’s more about it. The Map of William is a classic rite-of-passage novel that follows one young man on his journey of growth and self-discovery. We asked author Michael Thomas to take us behind the scenes of his writing […]


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.

Building on its remarkable success to date, Fremantle Press and the Fogarty Foundation are thrilled to announce the extension of their partnership for another six years, securing three additional chances for young WA writers to win the award. The Fogarty Literary Award is a biennial award for Western Australian writers aged 18 to 35. The […]

Introducing an exciting new voice in Australian fiction: Molly Schmidt, winner of the 2022 City of Fremantle Hungerford Award. Salt River Road is a compelling coming-of-age novel about grief and healing set in a small town in the 1970s. Watch this video to learn more about Molly’s story and the work she did with supervisors Dr Brett […]

Colour Me is a children’s picture book that uses the rainbow as a metaphor for our diversity and uniqueness. Ezekiel Kwaymullina and Moira Court use screen prints and evocative prose to deliver a strong message of diversity and inclusion. The Colour Me colouring-in activity sheet encourages individuality, creativity and self-awareness. For more teaching activities, download […]

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This poem contains impressed fibres of typewriter ribbon faded grey ink and expressions of our time. This poem contains. Open me. I am only as fragile as you handle me. Open me out. You shall serve me – I shall serve you well. Open me. Open this poem. It is with sorrow that Fremantle Press […]

What happens when two writers of literary fiction get together for a chat? Find out in the latest Fremantle Press podcast as 2021 Fogarty Literary Award winner Brooke Dunnell interviews shortlisted writer Katherine Allum. Katherine has a one in six chance of winning $20,000 and a publishing contract with Fremantle Press and she’ll find out […]

Patrick Marlborough has been published in many national and international publications, and their novel, A Horse Held at Gunpoint, was shortlisted in the 2021 Fogarty Literary Award. Now they are in the running for the 2023 Fogarty Literary Award for Nock Loose. In their novel, a retired Olympic archer and former stuntwoman (whose character was […]

Prema Arasu has a one in six chance of winning $20,000 and a publishing contract with Fremantle Press. Their manuscript, The Anatomy of Witchcraft, is in the running for the prestigious 2023 Fogarty Literary Award for Western Australian writers aged 18 to 35. The Anatomy of Witchcraft is a captivating young adult novel blending themes […]

In this special podcast episode, Emily Paull tells Brooke Dunnell how perseverance and dedication to her craft secured her a place on the Fogarty Literary Award shortlist with a novel she’s been working on for 15 years. The Dreamers is a novel which, after many rewrites, may find itself on the way to publication. Georgia […]

Karleah Olson has a one in six chance of winning $20,000 and a publishing contract with Fremantle Press. Her manuscript, A Wreck of Seabirds, is in the running for the prestigious 2023 Fogarty Literary Award for Western Australian writers aged 18 to 35. It’s a gothic YA novel that Georgia Richter describes as a ‘beautiful […]

The beloved Great Big Book Club event is back and this year it’s bigger and better than ever – with not one but five events for you to attend!

Emily Paull’s novel, The Good Daughter, was highly commended in the 2021 Fogarty Literary Award and now this year’s novel The Dreamers is on the shortlist. Emily Paull is a Western Australian librarian, author and book reviewer. In 2019, her debut collection of short fiction, Well-Behaved Women, was published by Margaret River Press. In this […]

Jasper Cliff, is a gothic Australian crime novel which takes us to somewhere near Marble Bar where an ancient storehouse of bad memories ambushes the unaware. Josh was longlisted for the Fogarty Literary Award back in 2019. His novel Banjawarn was co-winner of the 2021 Dorothy Hewett Award and won the 2022 Ned Kelly Award […]

Josh Kemp is no stranger to the Fogarty Literary Awards. He’s previously stood upon the stage at The Edith Spiegeltent to receive his longlisting for Banjawarn – his now award-winning debut novel – which, coincidentally, is in the running for a Western Australian Premier’s Award. This time Josh has a one in six chance of […]

Fogarty Literary Award shortlister Prema Arasu says Australia is on the cusp of developing its own speculative fiction tradition. In their absorbing fantasy novel, The Anatomy of Witchcraft, they take colonial history, gender politics and impressive world-building into the boarding school. Read more from Prema below or, to find out more about how they made […]

In Nock Loose by Patrick Marlborough, a retired Olympic archer and former stuntwoman inspired by Magda Szubanski loses her granddaughter in a fire. This is the beginning point of a wild and lively novel centred around the town’s violent medieval festival, Agincourt. Patrick has been published in many national and international publications, and their novel, […]