We produce beautiful books that bristle and shimmer with life.
UWA Publishing is a part of the University of Western Australia and publishes books of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, art and natural history, as well as a scholarly series.
UWA Publishing is situated within a community of scholars serious about knowledge and new ideas. It is a privilege to be part of this world of learning, a position that informs our approach to the world at large.
Established in 1935, UWA Publishing has over 800 books in its backlist and publishes on average 30 books annually. We house two imprints: UWAP Scholarly, established in 2014, and UWAP Poetry, established 2016. In 2015, UWA Publishing created the Dorothy Hewett Award for an Unpublished Manuscript. The winner of the inaugural award, Extinctions by Josephine Wilson, went on to win the 2017 Miles Franklin Literary Award.
Our publishing program is ambitious. We believe in the power of a good book to inspire important conversations. UWA Publishing supports local writing that explores Australian society, politics and culture, and has published English-language and translated books from around the world. Works of Indigenous stories, language, history, art and culture form a core part of our program. We publish both established authors and new voices, and champion endangered literary forms such as poetry and short stories.
UWA Publishing is a small but nimble team committed to providing our authors with a meaningful publishing experience, and our readers with books worth reading.