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Founded in 2005, Puncher & Wattmann is an independent Australian publisher of novels, poetry, biography, criticism, short story collections. Our list continues to grow and achieve significant critical recognition.

Our aim: to promote and support quality Australian writing

Miles Franklin Award success

2017 Miles Franklin Finalist - Philip Salom’s Waiting on shortlist

Australia’s most prestigious literary prize, established in 1957 by the estate of My Brilliant Career author Stella Maria Sarah Miles Franklin, recognises the very best of Australian fiction writing.

Waiting - cover

"As rollicking as it is original and affecting, Waiting is a highly readable addition to Australian literature".

MILES FRANKLIN LITERARY AWARD 2017 JUDGING PANEL

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A comprehensive new anthology

Contemporary Australian Poetry - commentary

BLOG POSTS BY EDITORS OF THE ANTHOLOGY

Contemporary Australian Poetry - cover

In the past 25 years, Australian poetry has reached a remarkable level of  achievement. Never has the quality been stronger, nor the number of distinctive voices greater. The best poetry produced in this country is world-class.

Puncher & Wattmann recently published Contemporary Australian Poetry, bringing together this extraordinary accomplishment.  

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Praise for Philip Salom’s new novel Waiting

According to Stephen Romei in his Ragged Claws column, a queue was lining up to review Waiting for the Weekend Australian. A very positive short review in the international magazine Monocle, describes Waiting as "...an insightful novel about big characters with very little in life, exploring what this says about the rest of us."

Antoni Jach has called Waiting "a bittersweet tale of the marginalised and the searching." and that it is "Weirdly moving, tender and insightful", while John Clarke

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Puncher & Wattmann currently has a backlog of unpublished titles and we're not accepting unsolicited poetry submissions more information.


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