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WA poet on gold medal longlist

Dennis Haskell’s poetry collection Ahead of Us has been longlisted for the ALS Gold Medal. The ALS Gold Medal is awarded annually by the Association for the Study of Australian Literature for an outstanding literary work in the preceding calendar year. Haskell said it was a bit unusual for a poetry book to get listed.

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Premier’s shortlist announced

Fremantle Press authors Ray Glickman, Ezekiel Kwaymullina, Sally Morgan and Caitlin Maling have each been shortlisted for a 2016 Western Australian Premier’s Book Award from a national field of 792 entrants across nine categories.

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Maling snags Dorothy Hewett Fellowship

Caitlin Maling has won the Dorothy Hewett Flagship Fellowship for her forthcoming poetry collection Us Girls. The fellowship is awarded for poetry of outstanding quality, in memory of Dorothy Hewett – a poet also published by Fremantle Press.

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Vale Veronica Brady

Fremantle Press extends its deepest sympathy to the family, friends and colleagues of Veronica Brady, former Fremantle Press board member, who died in Perth last week at the age of 86.

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Gillam wins second poetry prize for 2015

Fremantle Press poet Kevin Gillam has won the Lorikeet Centre’s Open Your Mind poetry competition for his poem ‘clockwise is off’. This is the second 2015 win for the acclaimed poet, orchestra conductor, music teacher and freelance cellist who was awarded the Sawtooth Writing Prize for Poetry in February.

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Gillam wins Tasmanian poetry prize

Two Poets author Kevin Gillam has won a Sawtooth Writing Prize (Poetry) for ‘the moon’s reminder’. Run by the Sawtooth Art Gallery in Tasmania, the award is for an ekphrastic poem written in response to a piece of art featured in a 2014 exhibition.

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