April 2014 Academic & Specialist UWA Publishing

Beautiful Witness: In A World of Travel Stephen Scourfield


Paperback | Dec 2013 | UWA Publishing | 9781742585833 | 278pp | 216x140mm | FIR | AUD$26.99, NZD$32.99

This is Stephen Scourfield’s world: Delhi in the rain, paddling in the Yukon, lotus weaving in Burma, a lion’s roar in the Masai Mara, family meals in Italy, whale sharks on the Ningaloo Reef. Stephen Scourfield, author, travel editor and photographer, has travelled extensively throughout the world. The relationship of humans to landscape has become a central writing theme for this winner of a UN Media Award. In Beautiful Witness he blends the stories of his assignments as travel editor ofThe West Australian newspaper with his own personal journey. He takes us across a dizzying number of terrains, describing cultural norms and ceremonies with the sharp eye of the novelist, always with curiosity and empathy. As a gifted photographer, he then offers a glimpse of places, people and moments from the book on the enclosed disk.