UWA Publishing ‘must-read’ history book wins Premier’s Prize

Friday, 21 September 2012

Justice: A History of the Aboriginal Legal Service of Western Australia won the $25,000 Premier's Prize for best overall book in the WA Premier's Book Awards on Monday night.

The book beat a record 595 others including Anna Funder's Miles Franklin winner All That I Am and Cloudstreet: The Screenplay by Tim Winton and Ellen Fontana.

The judges described the ‘must read' book as an ‘elegantly written, painstakingly researched and profoundly relevant publication'.


UWA Publishing book wins Queensland Literary Award for Poetry

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Peter Rose has won the Judith Wright Calanthe Poetry Award in the 2012 Queensland Literary Awards for his poetry collection Crimson Crop.

Crimson Crop, Rose's fifth collection of poetry, adds to an existing oeuvre of work that includes the bestselling memoir Rose Boys (2001), and builds upon his esteemed reputation as a poet, novelist and editor of Australian Book Review.

UWA Publishing eBooks on Amazon Kindle Store

Friday, 24 August 2012

UWA Publishing eBooks are now available for sale on Amazon's Kindle Store.

Since 2009, UWA Publishing has been producing an annual list of approximately 20 eBooks, consisting of both new release and backlist titles.

UWA Publishing sells English translation of Hindi book to India and U.S.

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

UWA Publishing has sold the rights to the English translation of The Walls of Delhi, by New Delhi writer Uday Prakash, to publishers in India and the United States.

UWA Publishing obtained the world English rights for The Walls of Delhi in 2011, and recently sold the English translation of the book to Hachette India and Seven Stories Press in New York.

UWAP books shortlisted for WA Premier’s Book Awards

Friday, 13 July 2012

UWA Publishing books, Lines for Birds, Justice, and Government House have been shortlisted for the 2011 Western Australian Premier's Book Awards.

Lines for Birds: Poems and Paintings by Barry Hill and John Wolseley, which is shortlisted for the Poetry Award, was also previously shortlisted for the Queensland Premier's Literary Awards.

UWA Publishing book wins 2012 Margaret Medcalf Award

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Justice: A History of the Aboriginal Legal Service of Western Australia by Fiona Skyring, published by UWA Publishing in 2011, has been awarded the 2012 Margaret Medcalf Award.

Another UWA Publishing title, Government House and Western Australian Society 1829-2010 by Jeremy C. Martens, was awarded a Special Commendation.

UWA Publishing book shortlisted for Margaret Medcalf Award

Friday, 8 June 2012

UWA Publishing book Justice: A History of the Aboriginal Legal Service of Western Australia, by Fiona Skyring, has been shortlisted for the 2012 Margaret Medcalf Award.

Justice is a lively and multi-dimensional insight into Australian history that takes the story of the Aboriginal Legal Service beyond the criminal justice system as it covers some of Australia's major social, political and legal reforms of the past four decades.

Geoff Gallop releases new book on post-political thinking

Friday, 1 June 2012

Geoff Gallop's new book Politics, Society, Self: Occasional Writings, published by UWA Publishing, is being released Australia-wide today.

Since retiring as Premier of Western Australia in 2006, Geoff Gallop, who graduated from UWA in 1972, has returned to his pre-political career as an academic, and in March this year was awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Letters by the University of Western Australia.

UWAP books shortlisted for national historical association awards

Friday, 11 May 2012

Two UWA Publishing books, Between the Leaves: Stories of Australian Women, Writing and Gardens, by Katie Holmes, and The Paper War: Morality, Print Culture and Power in Colonial New South Wales, have been shortlisted in the 2012 Australian Historical Association (AHA) Awards.

UWA Publishing book longlisted for National Biography Award

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

UWA Publishing book From Moree to Mabo: The Mary Gaudron Story, by Pamela Burton, has been longlisted for the 2012 National Biography Award.

From Moree to Mabo is the remarkable story of Mary Gaudron QC, the first female justice of the High Court of Australia.

In a groundbreaking career, Mary Gaudron passionately championed gender equality and indigenous rights, ruling on landmark decisions such as Mabo and Wik, as well as the Equal Pay case for the Whitlam Government.

UWA Publishing shortlisted for 2012 Small Publisher of the Year Award

Friday, 13 April 2012

UWA Publishing has been shortlisted for the esteemed title of Small Publisher of the Year as part of the 2012 Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIAs).

UWAP translated book longlisted for international literary award

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

UWA Publishing book Counterpoint, by Anna Enquist and translated from Dutch by Jeannette K. Ringold, has been longlisted for the 2012 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.

UWA Publishing book wins WA Premier’s Award for WA History

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

UWA Publishing book Vite Italiane: Italian Lives in Western Australia, by Susanna Iuliano, has won the 2010 Western Australian Premier's Book Award for the State Library of Western Australia's WA History category.

The Judges' report declared Vite Italiane, "[a] very readable, comprehensive, lively yet scholarly history of Italians in Western Australia. Wide ranging in scope and true to its title, it captures the lives of Italians in Western Australia over the last 100 years".

UWAP book of poetry shortlisted for QLD Premier's Literary Awards

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Lines for Birds: Poems and Paintings, by Barry Hill and John Wolseley, has been shortlisted for the 2011 Queensland Premier's Literary Awards.

The book, which is shortlisted for the Poetry Award, is the result of a rich collaboration between two distinguished artists: words by award-winning poet Barry Hill, and images by acclaimed painter John Wolseley.

Ten UWAP authors appearing in Melbourne Writers Festival

Friday, 19 August 2011

UWA Publishing will have ten writers in the Melbourne Writers Festival from 25 August to 4 September 2011.

This year's festival will feature international sensation Jon-Jon Goulian, author of The Man in the Gray Flannel Skirt: A Memoir of Androgyny.

UWA Publishing book wins Margaret Medcalf Award

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

UWA Publishing title Murdering Stepmothers: The Execution of Martha Rendell, by Anna Haebich, has won the 2011 Margaret Medcalf Award.

Murdering Stepmothers, a work of fiction, is based on the true events surrounding the trial and execution of Martha Rendell - the last woman to be hanged in Western Australia.

UWAP titles shortlisted for WA Premier’s Book Awards

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

UWA Publishing titles, Selected Poems of Dorothy Hewett, edited by Kate Lilley, and Vite Italiane: Italian Lives in Western Australia, by Susanna Iuliano, have been shortlisted for the 2010 Western Australian Premier's Book Awards.

Selected Poems of Dorothy Hewett, shortlisted for the Poetry Award, is a very personal book of selected poetry compiled by Dorothy's daughter, the poet and literary scholar Kate Lilley, that encapsulates Hewett's enduring themes of grief, loss, despair and memory.

UWAP Authors Finalists in UNAA World Environment Day Awards

Friday, 20 May 2011

UWA Publishing authors Donna Green and Liz Minchin (Screw Light Bulbs) have been announced as finalists in the United Nations Association of Australia's 2011 World Environment Day Awards.

Green and Minchin are one of three finalists in the running for the Media Award for Environmental Reporting for their book Screw Light Bulbs: Smarter ways to save Australians time and money, published in 2010.

UWAP Authors in Arts Margaret River Readers and Writers Festival

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

UWA Publishing is delighted to have three writers in the Arts Margaret River Readers and Writers Festival in May, 2011.

The festival will feature author Simone Lazaroo, who will be discussing her latest novel Sustenance, shortlisted for the Barbara Jefferis Award, with Nicole Sinclair.

Richard Rossiter, author of Arrhythmia: Stories of Desire, is appearing in a panel discussion led by Jennifer Byrne, host of the ABC's First Tuesday Book Club, and in discussion with author Garry Disher.

Six UWAP authors appearing in Sydney Writers’ Festival

Friday, 1 April 2011

UWA Publishing is delighted to have six writers in the Sydney Writers' Festival in May, 2011.

The festival will feature Suzanne Falkiner's biography of English writer E. L. Grant Watson, published in 2011.

The Imago: E. L. Grant Watson and Australia is a revealing portrait of a singular and intriguing writer who was a pioneer of literary themes explored decades later by Katharine Susannah Prichard, Randolph Stow and Patrick White.