Just days after receiving the Australian Mental Health Prize and right in the middle of NAIDOC Week 2020, Fremantle Press First Nations children's book writer and illustrator Helen Milroy was named the WA state recipient of Australian of the Year 2021.
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.
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.
For many Australians, the beach is the place where summer weekends begin and end, where meditative winter walks provide sanctuary from the hustle and bustle, and where families, friends and lovers gather to picnic, watch the sunset or walk the dog.
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.
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.
Next month, A Shot in the Dark crosses the ditch for a crime novel set in New Zealand. Fiona Stager of Avid Reader will talk to award-winning novelist Alan Carter about book two in the Nick Chester series.
Karrinyup author Maria Papas has won the 2020 City of Fremantle Hungerford Award for her manuscript I Belong to the Lake. She takes home a $15,000 cash prize and a publishing contract with Fremantle Press.
Sharron’s manuscript, The Silence of Water, is one of three unpublished manuscripts in the running to win the 2020 City of Fremantle Hungerford Award.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.