The Zealous Conservator by John Dargavel

Canberra Critics' Award bestowed on UWA Publishing author

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

UWA Publishing congratulates author John Dargavel for winning the Canberra Critics' Circle Writing Award for his biography - The Zealous Conservator: A Life of Charles Lane Poole.

Don Bradshaw Festscrift

Emeritus Professor Don Bradshaw's Festschrift launched

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Emeritus Professor Don Bradshaw, Chair of Zoology at UWA, was honoured with a festschrift on December 2 for a lifetime of work in his field.

The book, appropriately titled - Art, Science and the Environment - reflects Don Bradshaw's passion for zoological research, a talent and understanding of the arts, a love of France and a desire to manage and conserve the environment.  

World Ocean Census

UWA Publishing title featured in NATURE science journal

Monday, 7 December 2009

New release, World Ocean Census: A Global Survey of Marine Life, has been reviewed in one of the world's most prestigious science journals - Nature.

UWA Publishing Wins Prestigious Poetry Award

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

UWA Publishing author, Emily Ballou has been awarded the 2009 Wesley Michel Wright Prize for Poetry for her collection of poems entitled The Darwin Poems.

Ballou was chosen from 152 entries, with the judges saying they were very impressed with her work specifically.

UWA Publishing Shortlisted for Human Rights Award

Thursday, 12 November 2009

UWA Publishing title, The Native Title Market was shortlisted for the 2009 Human Rights Award in literature on November 11.

Author David Ritter worked as a Native Title lawyer for over 14 years, in the Native Title Tribunal, land councils and as a commentator and analyst.

Google Settlement: Information for Authors

Thursday, 22 October 2009

You may have heard about the Google settlement in the news or from publishing organisations. Google had scanned a large number of books and made sections of them available on the internet without permission from authors or publishers - they argued that this was acceptable under the ‘fair use' provisions in the US, but authors and publishers collectively sued Google for breach of copyright laws. The settlement reached means that at least US$60 will be paid out for each book as compensation. This only relates to books scanned prior to 5th January 2009.

UWAP’s Jolley biography short listed for the biggest literary prize

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

UWA Publishing author Brian Dibble has just been short listed for the Prime Minister’s Literary Award for his biography of prominent WA writer - Elizabeth Jolley.

Enjoy Dinner With Kate Lamont, Frances Andrijich and Paul Murray

Thursday, 13 August 2009

Join us for a sumptuous wine and food conversation with Kate Lamont, photographer Frances Andrijich and host Paul Murray on Thursday 17th September from 7pm at the Perth Town Hall.

The event is in celebration of the September release of Kate Lamont’s stunning new cookbook, Wine and Food (UWAP).

Drawing upon her experience as both a winemaker and chef, Kate takes readers through the fine art of wine and food matching.

Three UWA Publishing authors to partake in Brisbane Writers' Festival

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

UWA Publishing is delighted to have three writers with 'first' books in the Brisbane Writers' Festival in September.

New name for Western Australian publisher

Monday, 15 June 2009

The University of Western Australia Press has set a benchmark for the WA book industry by unveiling a new name and imprint that reflects its evolution as a publishing house.

A division of The University of Western Australia, the Claremont based publisher will now be known as UWA Publishing, a name change spurred by the diversification of its business interests.

UWAP designer wins coveted national publishing design award

Wednesday, 27 May 2009

UWA Publishing has just won the Best Designed Book Cover of the Year Award at the 2009 Australian Publishers' Association Book Design Awards in Sydney.

The winning entry Wild Bees: New and Selected Poems by Martin Harrison, sported the simple design of a copper foiled ‘bee' flying across a striking black background.

Meanwhile, Aborigines and Activism: Race, Aborigines and the Coming of the Sixties to Australia by Jennifer Clark, was shortlisted for the Best Designed Reference and Scholarly Book Award.