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Read this and be smarter: The story of how artist Nora Heysen embraced her passion for painting to become Australia’s first official female war artist and winner of the Archibald Prize

Anne-Louise Willoughby’s biography Nora Heysen: A Portrait celebrates the life of a woman propelled by her drive to paint. Nora Heysen was in 1938 the first woman to win the Archibald, Australia’s national portrait prize, and continued to push boundaries to be appointed this country’s first female Official War Artist.

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Read this and be smarter: how poetry can educate and illuminate us on the tense relationship between humans and the Western Australian coastline

Caitlin Maling’s most recent poetry collection, Fish Song, is rich and diverse, exploring physical landscapes as well as historical and socio-cultural aspects of place. In these poems, she travels the coast of Western Australia, writing about what the ocean provides and questioning what poetry might offer by way of solace and reconnection in an age of climate change.

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Come work with us: Fremantle Press is hiring

Fremantle Press is looking for an enthusiastic, hardworking, book-loving Marketing and Communications Coordinator to join its busy marketing team. This is a full-time role based in the port city of Fremantle, Western Australia, a place where great coffee and amazing cultural experiences are never more than a few hundred metres away.

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Holden Sheppard stays on a roll as his debut YA novel Invisible Boys makes the shortlist for a fourth major prize

Geraldton-born Western Australian writer Holden Sheppard is one of three writers shortlisted for the Prize for Writing for Young Adults in the 2020 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards. Holden is in the running to receive a $25,000 prize, as well as the overall Victorian Prize for Literature worth an additional $100,000, the single most valuable literary award in the country.

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Fremantle Press Champion of Literature and education philanthropist Annie Fogarty is the proud recipient of the 2020 WA Australian of the Year Award

Our very own Champion of Literature and the force behind the Fogarty Literary Award, Annie Fogarty, has been named the 2020 WA Australian of the Year for her work through the Fogarty Foundation. Every year, the Australian of the Year Awards celebrate the achievements and contributions of eminent Australians who are positive role models in our community.

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