Katie is no stranger to presenting on radio, so it was always a given that she would be the one to get the book about a washed-up radio presenter: Afternoons with Harvey Beam by Carrie Cox. Katie is a writer, reader and student from Perth who grew up in Albany and Denmark. Studying English and Indigenous Studies at UWA, she also coedits Pelican magazine. This is her first podcast for Fremantle Press.
Welcome to May! As I write this I am finishing up my time at the Australia Council’s Visiting International Publishers program where I’ve been talking to publishers, scouts and agents. This year’s program included representatives from Germany, India, Spain, France, the US, Denmark, the Netherlands, the UK and Canada. It’s way too early to talk about any results from the program as yet but I do have a couple of other exciting rights announcements to make instead.
The Holga is a medium format 120 film camera with a meniscus lens that is made in Hong Kong. Sydney photographer Sally Mayman loved the unpredictability of using it for the landscapes and some of the portraits in her new book, Seeing Saltwater Country. In this post, Sally takes you behind the scenes of some of her favourite photographs.
Join us Monday 6 June from 10 am to 4 pm at the Esplanade Park in Fremantle to enjoy a festival of Western Australian music, food, sports, arts and culture. Here is a snapshot of the fantastic activities Fremantle Press is offering for WA Day.
Botanical artist Philippa Nikulinsky was one of two members of the Fremantle Press family recognised in the Australia Day Honours List this year. Nikulinsky and Fremantle Press patron Tonya McCusker were made Members of the Order of Australia (AM).