Awards for Puncher & Wattmann Books
Our books have been shortlisted or won most of the major literary prizes in the country. Most recently, Julie Chevalier's Darger: His Girls and Bonny Cassidy's Certain Fathoms were shortlisted for the WA Premier's Prize for Poetry and in 2012 Toby Fitch's Rawshock was awarded the Grace Leven Prize for Poetry.
Updated P&W website
Welcome to the new P&W Website - we hope that you find it rich in information and good-looking too.
Make sure you spend some time checking out our updated book pages - we now have samples available from each book, as well as links to reviews.
And check out our blog too - each month a guest P&W author will be posting their thoughts. This month, it's Philip Salom.
The P&W newsletter
Launch of Michael Carter's Overdressed: Barthes, Darwin and the Clothes That Speak
“The Peacock, with his long train, appears more like a dandy than a warrior.” —Charles Darwin
The latest book by Honorary Associate and former Department Senior Lecturer, Michael Carter was launched in August 2013 by Professor John Clark.
Titled Overdressed: Barthes, Darwin and the Clothes That Speak, the book argues that there is a great deal more to our clothing than the communication of social
Each year in December Puncher & Wattmann hosts a Christmas party to showcase its list (and authors) and to launch some new books. The Christmas parties have a reputation for being excellently catered, and with fabulous entertainment: lion tamers, chanteuses, saltimbanques and minstrels to name but a few. Last year's Christmas party was held at the Annandale Town Hall - you can see pictures from it here, courtesy of John Tranter.
This year we are having TWO Christmas parties.