Behind the Walls

Get behind the Old Fremantle Prison walls for intimate evenings with popular and award-winning authors.

Join us for some book chat in a series of evenings behind the walls of Fremantle Prison. We will be in conversation with award-winning authors about the inspiration for their books and their writing process. This is a wonderful opportunity to spend time with your favorite authors, ask them what you’ve always wanted to know, and get your books signed. 

Join us on Thursday 26 October behind the Old Fremantle Prison for an evening with Tasmanian author Kyle Perry.

Kyle is a drug and alcohol counsellor based in Hobart. He grew up in Tasmanian landscapes. This is a key feature of his writing. His debut novel, The Bluffs, has been translated into five languages and shortlisted for the Dymocks Book of the Year, Indie’s Debut Fiction Book of the Year, and longlisted for the Australian Book Industry Awards’ General Fiction Book of the Year. The Bluffs and The Deep are both compelling, crime thrillers.

Join Kyle, in conversation with Natalya Hawrylak to ask the ultimate question, does crime pay?

This will be a truly unique conversation. One not to be missed!

Tickets are $30 and can be purchased via Eventbrite.

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Join us on Thursday 16 November for an evening with Fremantle’s own David Whish-Wilson, author of eight novels and three creative non-fiction books.

David’s first novel in the Frank Swann crime series, Line of Sight was shortlisted for a Ned Kelly Award in 2012. He has since written three more in the series.

David also teaches in the prison system and at Curtin University.

In the fast-paced crime novel, I Am Already Dead, PI Lee Southern finds himself the target of increasingly ominous threats, as he seeks to uncover the mastermind behind a sordid mystery.

Intrigued? Book your seat to find out more ...

Tickets are $30 and can be purchased via Eventbrite.

Purchase tickets to David Whish-Wilson

In past Behind the Walls events, we have spoken with local author and creator of a short story about the reality of life with OCD, Sienna Rose Scully; two of Australia’s most popular verse novelists for young people, Steven Herrick and Sally Murphy; and the undisputed Queen of Australian Life Lit and Romance Fiction, Rachael Johns.

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