It may be the Chinese Year of the Pig, but for debut author Kathryn Lefroy it is very much the year of the alpaca. Here she tells us about her debut children’s book Alex and the Alpacas Save the World, and what it’s like to come from a literary family.
The last week has been a whirlwind of all things writing, with Perth Festival’s Writers Week blessing the sunny side of Australia again with its buzzing excitement. There were a myriad of panels and seminars to choose from, but I’m so glad I was able to attend The Business of Being a Writer hosted by Fremantle Press.
Pitching a manuscript is the first step towards being published. It can be difficult, however, for new authors to promote themselves and their stories. As part of the Four Centres Emerging Writers Program, Fremantle Press hosted a pitching workshop on Friday 22 February.
From literary fiction to fantasy, diversity to ecology, our Fremantle Press authors are everywhere at Perth Writers Week 2019. Check out our handy guide below to find out when and where to catch your favourites or discover someone new.
Fremantle Press has snapped up not one but two more debut books from the 2018 City of Fremantle T.A.G. Hungerford Award shortlist. Julie Sprigg and Yuot A. Alaak join winner Holden Sheppard on the Fremantle Press publishing program with books scheduled for release in 2020.