The City of Fremantle has given its support for the next six years for the prestigious T.A.G. Hungerford Award alongside existing partners writingWA, The West Australian and Fremantle Press. As the naming sponsor, the City will provide the winning writer’s cash prize of $12,000 and will play a major role in hosting Fremantle events associated with the award.Read more
The City of Fremantle Hungerford Award
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The 2012 T.A.G. Hungerford Award winning novel The Weaver Fish will be launched at the Fremantle Arts Centre at 6:30pm on Tuesday 4 March.Read more
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.Read more
What prompted you to change careers and become a writer?
It was partly to do with a coincidence of timing and partly to do with finally being confident enough to pursue a dream.
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.Read more