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Fremantle Press author in running for $50k literary award that celebrates positive and empowering depictions of women

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.

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Fremantle Press Podcast: Steve Hawke on his sweeping Kimberley epic The Valley

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'.

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Liz Byrski’s ultimate book club

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.

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