Diane LeBow

Diane LeBow is an award winning writer, photojournalist, and President emerita of the Bay Area Travel Writers. Based in San Francisco, Diane has published stories with Salon.com, VIA Magazine, Copley News Service, Travelers Tales, Seal, and Cleis Press anthologies, and numerous newspapers, magazines, and internet publications. Read more...


Lively Reading in SF on October 23. Please join us!

Diane LeBow has been invited to read at the first anniversary celebration on October 23 of Weekday Wanderlust (Wednesday night this month). Diane will be reading either about her birthday dinner with Corsican terrorists, a decade-long love affair with a French baron from Brittany or some of her adventures in Afghanistan. This lively monthly reading series featuring Bay Area travel writers is hosted by Don George, Kimberly Lovato and Lavinia Spalding. The group meets at the Hotel Rex, 562 Sutter St., San Francisco. Drinks are at 6 p.m., readings at 7 p.m.
New 2014 Travel Writing and Photography Tour of Turkey just announced. Join this small-group tour through Turkey next May. Daily workshops led by Diane and John Montgomery. Learn more.

Diane’s story “No Penis Gourds Here,” was just published in the anthology, Wandering in Bali, (Wanderland Writers).  Read an excerpt.

Two of Diane’s stories were selected by the judges for the new anthology Travel Stories From Around the Globe: Discoveries, Insights and Adventures from Members of Bay Area Travel Writers: “An Italian Bedtime Story” (about being chloroformed and robbed on an Italian train) and “The Infelicities of Travel: Gems among the Ruins” (how some of the best travel experiences depend on things first going awry on the road).

To purchase Travel Stories From Around the Globe, visit BATW’s website, Book Passages in Corte Madera and SF Ferry Building, or on the Kindle and in hardcopy on Amazon.

Check out some of Diane’s latest articles on Examiner.com


Diane Lebow won the 2010 Gold and 2011 Silver Travelers’ Tales SOLAS  Awards for Best Women’s Travel Writing. Read more about Diane’s awards.