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... Announcements:

Diane LeBow won the 2015 Solas Travelers' Tales award for Adventure Travel (Bronze award) for her story, (CLICK HERE) "Dinner in Dushanbe, Tajikistan." The story describes the amazing experience of meeting with several hundred Afghan women exiles on the border of Afghanistan/Tajikistan, in 2000, while the Taliban were still in control, thinking she may be about to be kidnapped, and instead being invited to dinner with an Afghan family with whom she's still in contact.

Diane receives a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Douglass Society (Rutgers University), on October 8, 2014, in New Brunswick, NJ, the highest honor given by the Douglass Alumnae Society for her long career in writing, photojournalism, college teaching, women’s rights work, and pioneer work innovating women’s studies curricula across the country. Read more> Life Time Acheivement Awarde Life Time Achievement Awarded   Sex, Mishaps, and Adventure:  Titillating Tales Told by the Titans of Travel Wednesday, September 24  7 - 9 Pm Mill Valley Library, Mill Valley, California I’ll be reading from some of my published works and chatting about some of my international “escapades.” Author and special friend Lisa Alpine is organizing this event and I’ll be joined by Lisa and three other adventuresome authors for our theme: Readers: Christopher P. BakerCamille CusamanoDiane LebowLisa AlpineRobin Sparks 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 Globevisit 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 Awards Diane receives a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Douglass Society (Rutgers University), 2014 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.