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Posted in book, city of fremantle, reading, western australia, writing by freoview on November 2, 2016



Hundreds of people turned up at the Fremantle Arts Centre on Wednesday evening for the announcement of the winner of the T.A.G. Hungerford Award for unpublished manuscripts, and to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Fremantle Press.

The Hungerford Award is WA’s longest running and most prestigious award for unpublished work and today’s winner was Jay Martin for her work Learning Polish.

Five authors were shortlisted, four women and one man, and although the judging is anonymous all five came from the Fremantle area.

Fremantle Press started as the Fremantle Arts Centre Press so today’s celebrations were just in the perfect location.

Reading has been one of the great pleasures of my life from childhood on and inspired me to travel and explore cultures I knew very little about. Go buy a book tomorrow!

Roel Loopers

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  1. Paula Amaral said, on November 3, 2016 at 11:52 am

    Jay is my next door neighbour and I didn’t know she was a writer. What a wonderful surprise!

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