A peripatetic childhood gave What Colour is the Sea? illustrator and author Katie Stewart the chance to see the world from many perspectives. Katie’s new book, her first with a traditional publisher, is about a koala who asks her Aussie animal mates what the true colour of the sea is. The answers vary, so when koala ambles down to the seaside to see for herself, she discovers her friends are both wrong and right in their perceptions.
Overlooking the picturesque Swan River, the UWA Watersports Complex was the perfect venue for the annual Fremantle Press Breakfast. Supported by the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund, the breakfast is an author pitching and networking event, and is an opportunity for event programmers, librarians and booksellers to discover upcoming authors and new books for 2019 to 2020.
Local author Jon Doust has plans to launch his new novel Return Ticket at the Albany Library on Thursday 16 April and at Oranje Tractor on Saturday 18 April. Timed to coincide with the eleventh anniversary of his debut adult novel Boy on a Wire, Return Ticket brings back the much-loved character of Jack Muir to complete Doust’s critically acclaimed One Boy’s Journey to Man trilogy.
We’re excited to share the stellar line-up of Fremantle Press children’s authors attending the Children’s Book Council of Australia’s A Night with Our Stars event on Friday 13 March. Two hundred guests will have the good fortune to meet Fiona Burrows, Kelly Canby, James Foley, Julia Lawrinson, Holden Sheppard, Katie Stewart and HM Waugh at this annual highlight of the event calendar.
Held while Perth Festival’s Literature and Ideas Weekend was in full swing, the Business of Being a Writer seminar hosted by Fremantle Press was filled with excited writers eager for knowledge. Part of the Four Centres Emerging Writers Program, the event was proudly supported and funded by the WA Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.
When Rebecca Higgie won the inaugural Fogarty Literary award, she received $20,000 and a publishing contract with Fremantle Press, which she says, after working on her book for 12 years, was a dream come true. What she didn’t realise was that the work had only just begun.
This Sunday is International Women’s Day, a day when we’re all invited to raise awareness for an equal, enabled world. This year’s theme is #EachforEqual, and we are all encouraged to fight against bias and stereotypes, broaden perceptions and celebrate women’s achievements to create a gender equal world.