Pardalote Press

Pardalote Press (2000-2013) was an independent publisher specialising in small print runs of quality writing and design.

Though no longer producing new titles, some of our beautiful poetry collections are still available at hugely reduced prices.

Enjoy browsing some of the sample poetry from our authors.

'arguably the finest publisher today of quality, contemporary Tasmanian literature' - Ralph Wessman, Famous Reporter

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Waiting for the Owl: poems and songs from ancient China

by Ian Johnston
Winner – NSW Premier’s Translation Prize

Waiting for the Owl: poems and songs from ancient China

In Advance of our Broken Wings

In Advance of our Broken Wings

Postcards from the Asylum

Postcards from the Asylum

WINNER: UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA PRIZE 2011 for Best Book by a Tasmanian Publisher


Pardalote Press is reaping honours for its publications and authors.

The Festival of Golden Words

Gina Mercer will be reading at The Festival of Golden Words in Beaconsfield 15-16 March.

NSW Premier’s Translation Prize

CONGRATULATIONS to Ian Johnston who received $30,000 and PEN Medallion as winner of the NSW Premier’s Translation Prize, announced on Monday 16 May 2011. Pardalote press is proud to have published two of this outstanding translator’s books, Waiting for the Owl and Singing of Scented Grass.

Ian Johnston at The Lark Distillery

Ian will be a featured reader at The Lark Distillery, 14 Davey Street, Hobart on Wednesday 1 June 2011, 6–8 pm. Also reading will be Vogel Award winner, Rohan Wilson and Lyn Reeves will launch Jane Williams’ new collection from Interactive Press, City of Possibilities.

University of Tasmania Prize

And the winner is: Pardalote Press took out the University of Tasmania Prize for Best Book by a Tasmanian Publisher for Postcards from the Asylum. The Award was presented at Ten Days on the Island, Tasmanian Book Prizes Gala Event. Kathryn Lomer won the Margaret Scott Prize and Richard Flanagan was awarded top honours with The Tasmanian Book Prize for his novel, Wanting.

In Advance of Our Broken Wings launch

5th June, 2011 at 3.00pm, Stuart Solman’s new collection, In Advance of Our Broken Wings, will be launched by award-winning poet, Jennifer Harrison, at The Old Fire Station Café Gallery, 378 High Street, Preston, Victoria. The afternoon’s events will include music by singer-songwriter, Neil Robertson, and readings by MPU members. All welcome.

Another Dangerous Day launch

Congratulations to Peter Macrow whose new book from Picaro Press, Another Dangerous Day, will be launched by Karen Knight at Republic Readings (Winter Open Reading) on Sunday 5th June, 3–5pm at Republic Bar & Café, corner Elizabeth and Burnett Streets, North Hobart.

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