The Foundation, in partnership with the Fremantle Press has established the Fogarty Literary Award for emerging writers. 

Western Australia’s literature is nationally renowned and it is important to encourage young and emerging writers to tell their stories and those of our community. 

This new award will be one of Australia’s most prestigious awards for emerging writers. It will encourage excellence in writing and assist new Western Australian writers in the development of their careers while inspiring and encouraging other young writer in their field. 

The award includes a significant cash prize and a publishing contract with Fremantle Press. 

The winner will be supported by the Press and the Foundation to visit schools, particularly those in low socio-economic communities, and regional areas promoting reading, the writing of books and the telling of Western Australian stories. 

The Foundation is pleased to be partnering with the Fremantle Press, a leading not for profit publisher who has been producing books in Western Australia promoting our culture, heritage and our stories for over 40 years. 

In May 2019, Rebecca Higgie was announced the inaugural winner of the Fogarty Literary Award for her manuscript The History of Mischief. 

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