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Learning Polish by Jay Martin

Jay Martin is one of five shortlisted contenders for the 2016 City of Fremantle T.A.G. Hungerford Award to be announced at Fremantle Arts Centre on Wednesday 2 November. Here is an extract from her shortlisted manuscript called Learning Polish.

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Barcarola by Jodie Tes

Jodie Tes is one of five shortlisted contenders for the 2016 City of Fremantle T.A.G. Hungerford Award to be announced at Fremantle Arts Centre on Wednesday 2 November. Here is an extract from her shortlisted manuscript called Barcarola .

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Traverse by Tineke Van der Eecken

Tineke Van der Eecken is one of five shortlisted contenders for the 2016 City of Fremantle T.A.G. Hungerford Award to be announced at Fremantle Arts Centre on Wednesday 2 November. Here is an extract from her shortlisted manuscript called Traverse.

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The Incidental Nazi by Catherine Gillard

Catherine Gillard is one of five contenders for the 2016 City of Fremantle T.A.G. Hungerford Award to be announced at Fremantle Arts Centre on Wednesday 2 November. Here is an extract from her manuscript The Incidental Nazi.

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Local authors in the running for $12,000 literature prize

Congratulations to the five contenders for the 2016 City of Fremantle T.A.G. Hungerford Award. Catherine Gillard, Jay Martin, Jodie Tes, Tineke Van der Eecken and David Thomas Henry Wright are in the running for $12,000 in prize money and a publishing contract with Fremantle Press.

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Podcast: The Smuggler's Curse

Red Read’s life takes an alarming turn when his mother sells him to an infamous smuggler plying his trade off the north-west coast in the closing days of the 19th century. Author Norman Jorgensen provides a sneak preview.

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Rock musician turned writer wins Ned Kelly Award in all-star line-up

Before It Breaks by Dave Warner won the 2016 Ned Kelly Award for Best Fiction in a ceremony that took place during the Melbourne Writers Festival on Sunday 28 August. Run by the Australian Crime Writers Association, the award is this country’s oldest and most prestigious prize honouring crime writing. Warner took out the fiction category from a shortlist that included some of Australia’s best-loved crime writers.

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Want Sabrina to do the Dirty Deeds at your house?

To celebrate Fremantle Press’s 40 Year Anniversary, West Weekend magazine readers have the chance to win a home visit from Sabrina Hahn worth $1,000. She will help identify your garden’s pests and diseases, recommend how to fix them, do a soil pH test and suggest a plant palette for your garden. Then you can invite your friends over for a cup of tea and an exclusive gardening Q&A.

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