The City of Fremantle T.A.G. Hungerford Award

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R.I.P. Tom Hungerford

T.A.G. (Thomas Arthur Guy) Hungerford died in his sleep this morning at the age of 96 with family by his side. Tom was the author of Fremantle Press books Wong Chu and the Queen’s Letterbox and other stories, Stories from the Suburban Road, Knockabout with a Slouch Hat, Red Rover All Over and his collected works Straightshooter. The T.A.G. Hungerford Award for debut authors was named in his honour.

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VALE: Judy Wheeler, New Edition

Fremantle Press extends its condolences to Judy’s family. Judy, and her husband Jamie Simpson, owned New Edition Bookshop in Fremantle for many years, and Judy championed the works of Western Australian writers through the shop and through her radio program at Curtin University.

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T.A.G. Hungerford prize doubles

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.

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