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INTERVIEW: Renee Schipp, Curator of Thonglines

Renee Schipp is the co-curator of of Thonglines – an art installation to be launched at Voicebox on Monday 4 July. In this interview she describes the ‘Thonglines’ project and her work with mainstream students and refugees on Christmas Island.

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R.I.P. Tom Hungerford

T.A.G. (Thomas Arthur Guy) Hungerford died in his sleep this morning at the age of 96 with family by his side. Tom was the author of Fremantle Press books Wong Chu and the Queen’s Letterbox and other stories, Stories from the Suburban Road, Knockabout with a Slouch Hat, Red Rover All Over and his collected works Straightshooter. The T.A.G. Hungerford Award for debut authors was named in his honour.

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NEWS: Rights updates

Fremantle Press titles joined the world stage at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair this March with four titles on exhibition and a book in the internationally prestigious White Ravens list.

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TALES FROM THE BACKLIST: A Fortunate Life turns 30

A Fortunate Life by A.B. Facey turns 30 on Anzac Day 2011. First published by Fremantle Press and now licensed to Penguin, the bestselling memoir was pulled from the submissions pile by Fremantle Press Commissioning Editor Wendy Jenkins. In this article Wendy remembers what it was like to find a classic Australian story.

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Congratulations to Ambelin Kwaymullina, Deb Fitzpatrick, Elaine Forrestal and Moira Court whose books made the 2011 Children’s Book Council of Australia Notable book list.

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