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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.

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Launch of 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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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

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