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Rights round-up 

13 January 2016

Sales Children’s—Fremantle Press has sold digital recording rights to The Last Viking (Norman Jorgensen, illus by James Foley) and My Superhero (Chris Owen, illus by Moira Court) to Story Box...

Madelaine Dickie wins 2014 T.A.G. Hungerford Award

13 March 2015

Broome resident Madelaine Dickie has won the 2014 City of Fremantle T.A.G. Hungerford Award for her unpublished manuscript Troppo.Dickie received a $12,000 cash prize and a publishing contract with Fremantle...

Fremantle appoints first patron

23 September 2014

Fremantle Press has announced the appointment of Tonya McCusker as the inaugural Fremantle Press patron. Fremantle Press chairperson Ian Lilburne said McCusker’s role would focus on raising the Press’s profile in...

Words from the west: Deb Fitzpatrick on ‘The Break’ 

19 June 2014

Deb Fitzpatrick’s first novel for adults explores human drama in the ‘picturesque setting of Margaret River’. ‘The Break [Fremantle Press, September] will resonate with fans of Tim Winton, as Fitzpatrick...

A family affair: Kate McCaffrey on ‘Crashing Down’ 

29 May 2014

In Kate McCaffrey’s Crashing Down (Fremantle Press, August), 17-year-old star student Lucy discovers she’s pregnant right after her boyfriend is severely injured in a car crash. Reviewer Meg Whelan writes...

Penguin to distribute Fremantle titles in WA 

30 January 2014

Fremantle Press has announced that Penguin Books will distribute its titles in Western Australia from May 2014.The publisher said in a statement that the move ‘is designed to streamline the...

Read ahead: Preview of 2014 titles 

7 October 2013

Kate Blackwood rounds up publishers’ top picks for 2014. Fiction Maxine Beneba Clarke’s debut short-story collection is Hodder and Headline sales and marketing director Justin Ractliffe’s top pick for 2014....

Keen for 2014: A preview of forthcoming junior titles 

7 October 2013

Publishers tell Brad Jefferies about their favourite forthcoming children’s and YA books. Allen & Unwin  Redgum’s popular Vietnam War song I Was Only Nineteen (John Schumann, illus by Craig Smith)...