Q & A with Travel Writer Don Pinnock

Don Pinnock tutors the Travel Writing Course at SA Writers’ College. Former editor of Getaway Magazine, Don is also the author of 13 books and has written countless travel articles for magazines and newspapers. In 2013 Don won the City Press Non-Fiction Award for his writing on street gangs and was awarded an Honorary Research Fellowship in the Law Faculty at the University of Cape Town. Q.      How did you get into writing – and travel writing? A: I was an engineer but

Donna Dailey’s dream job: travel writing – by Candice Stephen

Meet Donna Dailey - an award-winning travel writer based in Cambridgeshire, England. Donna has always loved to read and write since her days at primary school, where she wrote poems in class when she was bored. Like many other writers, she did consider various careers, but always came back to what she loved most - writing. “It was the thing I could do best” says Donna. She also picked travel writing because she loves to travel and see new places and learn

On becoming a travel writer – by Don Pinnock

  In the small town where I grew up, Afrikaners were regarded as foreigners and Africans were hardly a blip on the radar screen. Anything un-English was unsettlingly 'other'. So when I went to work for a black newspaper (The World) my parents went through phases of fear, horror and distress. They certainly didn't tell the neighbours. More by accident than design, however, I discovered the warm heart of Soweto and moved into Dobsonville – a little strange for a white backwoods

An Uncommon Q & A with Travel Writer Don Pinnock

By Roelien Steenkamp Don Pinnock tutors the Travel Writing Course at SA Writers’ College. Former editor of Getaway Magazine, Don is also the author of 13 books and has written countless travel articles for magazines and newspapers. He is a director of Southern Write, an association of top travel writers and photographers in Africa. His books include The Brotherhoods: Street Gangs and State Control, Gangs, Rituals and Rites of Passage, Natural Selections, African Journeys, Loveletters to Africa, Writing Left (a biography

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