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Puncher & Wattmann is an Australian independent publisher of quality writing. Since 2005, we have published anthologies and many award-winning books of poetry, novels, biography and critical non-fiction.

The P&W website

Welcome to the P&W website. Make sure you spend some time checking out our book pages - we have samples available from most books, as well as links to reviews. 

And check out our blog too.

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The Puncher & Wattmann Prize for a First Book of Poetry

The First Poetry Book Prize will not be held in 2019. The current funding environment for publishing in Australia makes it impossible for Puncher & Wattmann to run this award. We hope to be able to run it again in 2020.

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SALE! SALE! SALE! SALE!

50% off most titles until the end of 2019!

 

Gustav Puncher & Aloysius Wattmann have been meeting over jars of summer ale (yes, they like jumping the gun!) and have generously decided to discount most of their list by 50%. This is the fiscal frenzy this company had to have, from now until December 31st, so grab your stocking stuffers while you still can! Friction, pottery, nong-fiction, it all has to go! 

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Awards for P&W books

Our books have been shortlisted or won most of the major literary prizes in the country. Recently, Philip Salom's novel Waiting was shortlisted for the the 2017 Victorian Premier's prize for fiction. The Judges' report said "At times cerebral, at times hilarious, and at times devastating, Waiting is peopled with misfit characters who have often been maligned by society. Salom takes great risks

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