||Stephen Scourfield is an author of fiction and non-fiction books. He is also an award-winning travel editor and has twice been named Australia's best travel writer.
His new book is Beautiful Witness. Through the stories of his travel around the world, from India to Madagascar, Africa to Europe and the Americas, his life story is revealed. By UWA Publishing, the book comes with a disc with more than 500 of his photographs of places and people in the book. It also has videos and podcasts of readings.
At the same time, his novel As the River Runs travels through deceit to love, as much as it is a journey through the powerful landscape of the Kimberley region of northern Australia.
To complement it, his award-winning novel Other Country is republished in its third edition. Set in the same area 20 years before, Other Country follows the fortunes of outback cattle station brothers Ace and Billy. It was the fiction winner in the WA Premier’s Book Awards 2007 and shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers Prize.
Unaccountable Hours: Three Novellas, is also published by UWA Publishing. The fortunes of a maker of musical instruments, the ethical dilemma of a biologist and birdwatcher, and the romantic friendship between a young man and aged woman are set in the Australian landscape.
In essays and short stories, his book Connected follows themes that form the basis of association and belief. A photographic book, Western Australia: An Untamed View, contains images and text gathered over more than half a million kilometres of travel in mostly remote regions.
He is Travel Editor of The West Australian in Perth, on the west coast of Australia, and has twice been judged Australia’s Best Travel Writer in the National Travel Industry Awards. He is a recipient of a United Nations Media Award.