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Puncher & Wattmann is an independent publisher of quality Australian 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 - In 2014 guest P&W authors posted their thoughts. We'll be continuing this series later in 2015.

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Launch by Kate Lilley of John Tranter’s Heart Starter

Date and time: Sunday the 5th of July, 2015, 2.30pm for 3-5pm

Venue: First Floor, Surry Hills Library and Community Centre, 405 Crown Street, Sydney


Vanishing Point wins US stage adaption

A stage adaption of Jeri Kroll's crossover verse novel,Vanishing Point  has won a professional production at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival in January 2015.


Awards for P&W books

Our books have been shortlisted or won most of the major literary prizes in the country. Jill Jones' The Beautiful Anxiety won the 2015 Victorian Premier's prize for poetry, and Andy Kissane's Radiance was shortlisted for the same prize. Kim Cheng Boey's  collection Clear Brightness was shortlisted in the 2014 Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature. Julie Chevalier's Darger: His Girls and Bonny