Scott-Patrick Mitchell, soon to be published in New Poets, won three heats and beat 50 competitors to take out the 2010 Perth Poetry slam.

Under Corporate Skies by Martin Brueckner and Dyann Ross features a foreword by international environmental campaigner Erin Brockovich.

In 2009 Fremantle Press had one of its most successful years on record for titles sold into foreign territories.

Best selling young adult novelist Kate McCaffrey won over readers with her cyber bullying novel Destroying Avalon before reaching the North American market with her hard hitting second novel In Ecstasy. In Beautiful Monster she’s writing about eating disorders. Kate tells us why.

With foreign rights sales to Hachette in France and Scholastic in India, the popular Jake series is on the cusp of going global.

ALP Senator and women’s campaigner Pat Giles’ favourite saying was ‘give a woman an inch and she’ll park a car in it’. It’s a saying her biographers Lekkie Hopkins and Lynn Roarty have taken to heart. In this interview they discuss their relationship with Pat and the writing of their new book Among the Chosen.

Fremantle Press illustrator Brian Simmonds has been short listed for a Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Crichton Award for Lighthouse Girl.

How does it feel to be included in an anthology alongside David Malouf and Dorothy Porter Amazing. At the outset I never realised that the anthology would include such great writers. When I look at the final product, I’m a little overwhelmed at being included alongside people I not only respect but immensely admire (particularly […]

How far back does your interest in picture books stretch? I went to an exhibition of artwork from a picture book when I was in Year 2 at primary school. I loved seeing all of the artwork displayed. We spent a lot of time that year making our own picture books: planning them on huge […]

Boy on a Wire by Jon Doust has been long listed for a 2010 Miles Franklin Award.

Author interview with Niall Lucy.

Where did the inspiration for your story come from? My inspiration for Beach Sports Car came from two sources – my childhood memories of Useless Loop and the inventiveness of my father.

Where did the inspiration for Shadow come from? Pat: We thought, if you were a young child who had moved towns and were lonely, wouldn’t it be good to have a secret creature to keep you company and protect you? Shadow is a friendly protective creature who loves Lilli and her mother and nanna. He […]

writingWA announced today that in 2010 it will match New Edition Bookshop’s $6,000 investment and raise the T.A.G. Hungerford Award prize money to a total of $12,000.


Fraser appointed CEO

Non-fiction Publisher, Jane Fraser, will take up the position of CEO at Fremantle Press.

Fremantle Press, Wooldridges Education Superstores and Carmel School invite you to celebrate the launch of Hetty: A True Story by Hetty Verolme.

Ambelin Kwaymullina is one of just 25 Australian illustrators whose work will be exhibited by the Australian Publishers’ Association at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair in March 2010.

Goldie Goldbloom will be in Perth for the Perth Writers’ Festival and a special author evening at Christ Church Grammar School on 2 March 2010.

For the second year in a row, a Fremantle Press author will be taking up a writing residency courtesy of the May Gibbs Creative Time Residential Fellowships program.

Emmanuel Mollois, author of Et VoilÃ? !, is to appear on ABC TV’s new program ‘Poh’s Kitchen’, which will air in February 2010. He will be the first of several guest chefs to work alongside MasterChef’s 2009 runner-up Poh Ling Yeow.

Five Fremantle Press picture books will feature in story time segments on national television in 2010.

Emerging Arts Professional Kiri Falls interviews Ross Bolleter about his new poetry collection Piano Hill.

Fremantle Press returned to the Frankfurt International Book Fair in October for four days packed with networking and selling rights to international buyers.

A documentary based on The Last Whale by Chris Pash will feature never before seen footage from the 1970s.