Joanna Morrison’s manuscript, Still Dark, is shortlisted for the 2020 City of Fremantle Hungerford Award. If she wins, she’ll secure herself a publishing contract with Fremantle Press and a $15,000 cash prize from the City of Fremantle.
From the Fogarty Award to the Hungerford Award and from the doggie bowl to the toilet bowl, it might be October already but there are still plenty of chances for you to join us at a bookish celebration in person or online.
Make merry with Fremantle Press as we launch 17 books in one great big book bonanza, ending with Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt's announcement of the winner of the 2020 City of Fremantle Hungerford Award.
Fans of crime fiction, this is your night! Fremantle Press invites you to join Dave Warner and Dani Vee from Words and Nerds Podcast for the second episode of our new online crime series: A Shot in the Dark. From 5.00 pm AWST / 8 pm AEST on Wednesday 7 October 2020, they'll be live on Facebook for a book club chat about Dave's new book Over My Dead Body.
As we race towards the end of the year, our authors are busy getting out and about to pack in any as many events as possible. This month you will be able to find our authors online and in person at library events, book launches and fundraising nights. Interested in booking an author for an event? Contact us today about booking a visit with a Fremantle Press author or join us for one of the events below.
Small Steps: A Physio in Ethiopia by Julie Sprigg will be launched by fellow Fremantle Press non-fiction writer Anne-Louise Willoughby at 6.30 pm on Thursday 10 September at the Balmoral Hotel. Supported by Crow Books, Julie, who is based in Victoria Park, will use the event as an opportunity to raise money for the not-for-profit organisation 100 Women. The $5 cover charge will be donated to the organisation, which has a mission to help everyday people create a world where women and girls can live safely and have access to health, education and economic freedom.
Authors are now out and about visiting schools for workshops and talks. Interested in Elaine Forrestal popping in to speak about gold prospecting and her new book Goldfields Girl?, creating art with Katie Stewart for What Colour is the Sea?, listening to Yuot A. Alaak speak about his experience as a child soldier for Father of the Lost Boys or receive a visit from Shirley Marr to talk about old Chinese legends for Little Jiang? Contact us today about booking a visit with a Fremantle Press author or join us for one of the events outlined below.
Head down to the City of Perth Library from now until 18 October for an amazing exhibition by our children’s and YA authors. The exhibit will showcase the inspiration, draft notes and illustrations, artworks and more behind their books.