Founded in 2005, Puncher & Wattmann is an independent Australian publisher of quality Australian writing. We publish novels, poetry, biography, criticism, short story collections. Our list continues to grow and achieve significant critical recognition.
Our books have been shortlisted or won most of the major literary prizes in the country.
Our most recent titles are Magic Logic by David Mortimer, Darger: his girls by Julie Chevalier, The Collected Blue Hills by Laurie Duggan and Sunset on Santorini by David Foster. The last three titles were all launched at the Puncher & Wattmann Christmas party. In October of this year we published Michael Sharkey's biography Apollo in George Street: the Life of David mcKee Wright, which has been steadily gaining praise in Australia and New Zealand. Landfall Review Online describes how "this biography does a superb job of including him in our collective ancestry and helping us get to know him for what he was."
We have a busy publishing schedule for 2013. Forthcoming titles include Jill Hellyer's memoir Letters to Huldah, Julian Croft's novel Out of Print and Michael Carter's study of Barthes and Darwinism Overdressed: the Clothes that Speak.
Puncher & Wattmann Titles are distributed in Australia by Inbooks.