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The Prime Minister's Literary Awards recognise Fremantle Press poet Nandi Chinna for her latest poetry collection

The Future Keepers by Nandi Chinna is one five poetry collections in the running to win a Prime Minister’s Literary Award. Fremantle Press author Meg McKinlay also made the cut in the children’s literature section. Designed to celebrate exceptional Australian literary talent, 30 books were chosen from 562 entries across six categories. Chinna and McKinlay will each get a share in a $100,000 cash prize pool – $80,000 for a win and $5,000 for being shortlisted.

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How did the dinosaur cross the evolutionary road to become a chicken? Find out when you join the fangtastic James Foley and a bunch of other Fremantle Press authors at events this month

The year might be coming to a close, but there are still plenty of events to enjoy. Here’s a thought – maybe you can kill two chickens with one stone and buy a nest full of Christmas gifts while you’re at it? It’s a great way to support local authors and artists and we guarantee a good yarn under every cover.

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David Whish-Wilson dares you to exhume your manuscripts and dream up dastardly deeds for when he shares his top crime writing tips at A.H. Bracks Library on Thursday 26 November

So, you want to be a crime writer. Where do you start and who do you turn to for advice? Fear not, because the wonderful team at A.H. Bracks Library has got you covered. They’ve invited author David Whish-Wilson and Fremantle Press publisher Georgia Richter to talk all things crime at a special session for genre writers.

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From Sherlock Holmes to hamsters and from Agatha Christie to moustaches: Alexander Thorpe and Dave Warner chat all things crime on the Fremantle Press Podcast

In Rebecca Higgie’s penultimate episode as host of the Fremantle Press Podcast, we’re talking crime. Veteran crime writer Dave Warner joins the podcast to talk about his fifth book, Over My Dead Body, while new kid on the block Alexander Thorpe discusses his historical cosy crime debut, Death Leaves the Station.

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