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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 John Watson of Ground by Martin Langford

Puncher and Wattmann warmly invites you to the launch of Martin Langford’s first book of poetry since 2009.

Venue: Benledi House, 186 Glebe Point Rd, Sydney
Date and time: Sunday 16 August, 2.30 for 3pm

Ground is available from the Puncher & Wattmann website.


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