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Welcome to the Fremantle Press Podcast.

Perhaps you're a lover of Aussie literature or just love book chat of any kind; perhaps you're an aspiring author or illustrator; or perhaps you're someone who hopes one day to work in publishing. If you fit any of these descriptions, this is a podcast you may want to subscribe to.

In 2021 we’ll start the year by focussing on writers, launching a companion series to our new book release How to be an Author: The Business of Being a Writer in Australia by Georgia Richter and Deborah Hunn. Co-hosted by marketing and communications manager Claire Miller and publisher Georgia Richter, with regular guest appearances by editor Armelle Davies as the Comma Chameleon, the How to be an Author podcast is an informal series of chats between publishing industry professionals. Like the book, it’s all about giving writers tips and tools of the trade as they start their writing career.

Our first guests are all passionate book industry people – book designer Nada Backovic, Good Reading Magazine editor Rowena Morcom, Curtin University lecturer in creative writing Deborah Hunn, Readings children’s and YA specialist Leanne Hall, Penguin Random House account managers Gavin Burbidge and Jane Parkhill, and The Literature Centre’s director Lesley Reece. Throw in an editorial quiz and some hot tips from writers Amanda Curtin, Meg McKinlay, Holden Sheppard, Brendan Ritchie, Sasha Wasley and Anne-Louise Willoughby and we hope you’ll find this series an entertaining but informative way to learn more about the business side of a writer’s life.

Our readers and lovers of Aussie literature won't be left out. Maria Papas, the winner of the 2020 City of Fremantle Hungerford Award, will host our regular series of extended interviews with many of our 2021 authors. She’ll find out more about their books, their lives and their writing habits.

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Music: Letter to a Daughter of St George, from the Meat Lunch E.P: Songs from Floaters. Written by Alan Fyfe. Performed by Trevor Bentley (guitar and vocals - @trevormb) and Chris Parkinson (harmonica). Produced by Blake Carnaby of Nuglife studios ( with impresario work by Benjamin P Newton. Podcast edited by: Claire Miller. Additional sound editing: Aidan d’Adhemar of Fremantle PA Hire.