Fremantle Press author and City of Fremantle T.A.G. Hungerford Award winner Madelaine Dickie is on a winning streak. She was the only Western Australian writer to receive a Copyright Agency grant this year and has secured a writing residency in Mexico.
The Australia Council has presented Fremantle Press author Holden Sheppard with the 2019 Kathleen Mitchell Award for Australian writers under the age of 30. Holden’s novel Invisible Boys has had a dream run in the lead-up to its publication this October, first winning the 2017 Ray Koppe Residency Award and then taking out the $12,000 City of Fremantle T.A.G. Hungerford Award in 2018.
Como resident Rebecca Higgie won the inaugural Fogarty Literary Award for her manuscript The History of Mischiefat a special ceremony at the ECU Spiegeltent on Wednesday 22 May 2019. Chosen from a field of 64 manuscripts by Western Australian writers aged 18 to 35, Higgie won a $20,000 cash prize from the Fogarty Foundation and secured a publishing contract with Fremantle Press.