Exmouth author Madelaine Dickie is one of five authors shortlisted for the 2018 Barbara Jefferis Award from the Australian Society of Authors. Her book Troppo joins Libby Angel’s The Trapeze Act, Catherine McKinnon’s Storyland, Jane Rawson’s From the Wreck and Holly Throsby’s Goodwood in being recognised as one of the best Australian novels to depict women and girls in a positive way or which otherwise empowers the status of women and girls in society.
As an arts student and volunteer editor for Underground Writers, Kate took a particular interest in exploring The Valley by Steve Hawke. A Bachelor of Arts student with a double major in English and Writing, this is Kate’s first podcast for Fremantle Press.
The Valley, Steve Hawke's stunning novel, sweeps across four generations of one family, who have lived hidden away, deep in a secret valley in the Kimberley. In the fourth episode of the Fremantle Press Podcast series, Kate Lomas Glendenning talks to the author about how the Kimberley landscape inspired him, the difference between writing plays and novels, and how The Valley evolved from an unrelenting 'storyworm'.
Reading has a reputation for being a solitary pursuit, but it’s also a great conversation starter and book clubs are a fun way to socialise and connect with like-minded people. This International Youth Day, we’re challenging the youth of Australia to start their own YA book clubs, gather some friends or make some new ones and discover some fantastic Australian books.
Meet Me at the Intersection contributor Rafeif Ismail is a Perth-based, emerging Muslim writer who is a refugee from Sudan identifying as queer. She will be on a panel focusing on diversity at the Great Big Book Club Tea Party, an event co-hosted by the City of Melville and Fremantle Press at AH Bracks Library on 21 October.
If you could have anyone you wanted at your book club meeting, dead or alive, who would you invite? Great Big Book Club Tea Party ambassador Liz Byrski tells us why diversity in reading is vital to understanding one another and who she would invite to her ultimate book club.
Award-winning writer Amanda Curtin has been named one of five finalists in the prestigious Alice Literary Award. The Alice Award recognises an Australian woman who has made a long-term contribution to Australian literature.
As a young man, Harvey Beam got the hell out of his hometown, confirming his suspicions that you can successfully run away from your problems. Carrie Cox, author of Afternoons with Harvey Beam, speaks to Albany ABC’s Saturday morning presenter, Katie McAllister, about love, death, family life and losing your baggage—literally and figuratively—in Fremantle Press’ first podcast.