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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. 

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The Puncher & Wattmann Prize for a First Book of Poetry

The First Poetry Book Prize is open for 2020. First prize is $1,500 and publication with Puncher & Wattmann. Entries close December 31, 2020. The judges this year are Ed Wright and Ella Jeffery. More here


Book of the month

Dental Tourism

Mark O'Flynn

  • A book of luminous, moving and witty short stories from one of Australia’s finest writers.
  • Both comic and poignant, historical and contemporary, these stories range through vastly different moods and voices. 


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