HOME & AWAY BOOK COVERFor the past 20 years, New Zealand's only professional association of travel writers, photographers, broadcasters and communicators has held the prestigious Travel Media Awards. To celebrate this anniversary, Travcom collaborated with New Holland Publishers to present Home & Away, an anthology of 35 stories by award winners.

Travel is in the Kiwi bloodstream: whether bound for Kaiwaka or Kowloon, we have an insatiable appetite for living out of a suitcase and, in select cases, writing about it.

At the book launch, held at the Heritage Hotel, seventeen authors and over seventy guests mixed and mingled. Keynote speaker Gordon McLauchlan, co-founder of Travcom, talked about how the travel writing industry has changed over the past 20 years. Graeme Lay spoke about the selection process and a few contributors read excerpts from Home & Away.

If you would like more information about Home & Away, copies of book launch photos or to purchase a copy of the book please contact:
Helen Davies
Ph: 624 5707
or Email: helen.davies

The Authors:

Michele A'Court, Fergus Blakiston, Steve Braunias, Susan Buckland, Mike Cartlidge, Shelley-Maree Cassidy, Robin Charteris, Carroll du Chateau, Yvonne van Dongen, Greg Dixon, Simon Farrell-Green, Sue Farley, James Frankham, Karen Goa, Michele Hewitson, Gerard Hindmarsh, Kapka Kassabova, Virginia Larson, Graeme Lay, Nicola Legat, Liz Light, Bob Maysmor, John McCrystal, Lauren Quaintance, Graham Reid, Tom Romeo, Gus Roxburgh, Paul Rush, Mark Scott, Pamela Wade, Joanna Wane, Keri Welham, Mike White, John Woods and Jill Worrall.

Thank you to everyone who helped launch Home & Away on Wednesday 8 August at the Heritage Hotel. The evening was full of good cheer as we toasted the authors and enjoyed catching up with old friends and meeting new ones.


Home & Away Book Launch Images

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