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Margaret River Press is an independent press established in 2011 with a strong commitment to nurturing and supporting writers from across Australia at all stages of their career.


It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! We asked some of our favourite writers what they’re looking forward to reading over the holidays. Holden Sheppard I’m hoping to tackle some of my towering TBR pile over the Christmas break—ideally while laying in the sun at the beach or flopped on the lounge room couch…
Tell us a little bit about yourself. When I was seven I wrote, over a period of three years, a series of superhero comics called ‘The Adventures of Frogman and Tadpoleboy’. Set in a future where frogs have evolved into sentient, humanoid creatures with an advanced technological society, the comics follow Frogman and his super-sidekick…
 You were the designer for Margaret River Press’s upcoming book, Fervor. What did the design process involve for the cookbook and how did you approach the design brief?  Like most of my projects, the process starts off with getting to know the client and their needs. Understanding the brief is really important before moving forward…
You edited the recipes in Margaret River Press’s upcoming book, Fervor. How does editing recipes differ from traditional book editing? My focus as an editor of recipes is to ensure that the recipes make sense—as in, is the amount of sugar right? And would one really add the eggs before the water?—so that the reader can…

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In this interview, Colin Varney dissects his debut novel 'Earworm', told from the perspective of a love song, and discusses his inspiration for writing the book. 
‘Sheen’ by Else Fitzgerald won second prize in the 2017 Margaret River Short Story Competition.
Joiner Bay by Laura Elvery was the winner of the 2017 Margaret River Short Story Competition.
Harbour Lights by Leslie Thiele won the Southwest Prize in the 2017 Margaret River Short Story Competition.
As a photojournalist, Sue-Lyn’s work has taken her to Hong Kong, Cambodia and throughout Europe. She photographed and co-authored Chefs of the Margaret River Region, which showcases the beauty of the region through exquisite photographs. In Surfing Down South she conveys a characterful account of...
Danielle Costley is an author, journalist and avid foodie. She has worked with many well-known chefs, who have inspired her to learn more about sourcing and buying locally-grown seasonal food. Her passion for exceptional regional food that speaks of its origins has driven her to write a book celebrating not only her ‘food finds’ but the wonderful growers...
Author: Double Madness
Caroline de Costa is a professor at James Cook University School of Medicine. Her publications include, “Hail Caesar”, which was shortlisted for the Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards (Science Writing) in 2008, and two books about abortion history. She has also self-published three novels. Double Madness is her first crime novel.  
Author: The Way It Was
Peter Forrestal has been a wine writer for about 30 years: The Way it Was has been his 34th book, three of which have been about the wine region of Margaret River (and the second with Ray Jordan). He has been a journalist and writer about wine, locally, nationally and internationally. Peter was founding editor of Gourmet Traveller Wine...

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