Whether you’re a published writer, an aspiring author, or just interested in a behind-the-scenes look at the business of publishing, you won’t want to miss stepping into the shoes of authors, publishers and booksellers at the Business of Being a Writer seminar on Saturday 22 February 2020.
Almost three decades ago, Brenda Walker was an aspiring writer who became the very first winner of the City of Fremantle Hungerford Award. Now this multi-award-winning writer and Emeritus Professor, who has recently been chair of the judging panel for the Stella Prize, is a member of the judging panel for the Award’s thirtieth anniversary year. Also new is Sisonke Msimang, South African writer and oral storyteller, while Richard Rossiter – writer, editor and seasoned judge of the Hungerford Award – and our own Fremantle Press publisher, Georgia Richter, will return for another round.
Josephine Taylor is the latest writer from the Four Centres Emerging Writers Program to receive a publishing contract with Fremantle Press. In this post, she details how it helped her on the path to publication.
I was going to be a writer when I grew up. That belief forged my identity from the age of six, when I won the Keilor City Library short story competition with a priggish moral tale called ‘The Rabbit Who Loved Smoking’.
Spoiler alert! Listening to this podcast will endow you with the ‘very mild superpower’* of being able to pick who the murderer is in on-screen crime dramas. In this episode, Holden Sheppard speaks to crime writer Dave Warner about his new book River of Salt and Dave spills the beans on his fool-proof method of how to know ‘whodunnit’.
In this episode of the Fremantle Press Podcast, Holden Sheppard speaks to Anne-Louise Willoughby about her biography of Australia’s first official female war artist and first female Archibald Prize winner, Nora Heysen: A Portrait.