Western Australian travel book wins gold in NYC

filed06 Oct 2019 from Carmen Jenner CategoriesCultural, Western Australia

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Dispelling the myth that Western Australia comprises only of a slow pace, balmy northwest and its dinky capital Perth, Australia’s Extra.Ordinary. West is a Western Australian travel book that not only reveals the essence of the nation’s most diverse state, but it has also reached international acclaim in New York City – one of my favourite places on earth.

Australia’s Extra.Ordinary. West won a gold IPPY award the in the Australia/New Zealand regional non-fiction category at the Independent Book Publisher’s Awards in New York City in May 2019.

As natural wonders, quirky anecdotes and surprising revelations are shared, even the most zealot local will be compelled to dip into this unique book, with Western Australia playing the beautiful yet aloof protagonist.

Of course you’re going to want to try our award-winning wines but in this Western Australian travel book we’ve picked out a few lesser-known drops in the Ferguson Valley just 2 hours south of Perth. Gaze up at sheets of bright night skies, float through the Peel region aboard a houseboat, meet celebrity chef Peter Kuruvita, fly over the pink hues of Lake Hillier in Esperance or swim with dolphins.

There’s no denying Western Australia is remote, but its worth the journey for its wilderness coupled with its unexpected sophistication.

“While co-writing this book and immersing myself into all things Western Australian, I couldn’t help but notice the parallels of my transition into adulthood to that of Perth’s coming of age,” says Carmen Jenner, co-producer and co-author of Australia’s Extra.Ordinary. West. “Of course I’m biased since I have lived in Perth since birth, but judge for yourself.”

Please click here for your own slice of Western Australia or please contact Carmen Jenner on carmen@fluffytowel.com for enquiries and reviews.

“When you’re surrounded by beauty and the food’s great and the wine’s great – I don’t know what you’ve got to complain about.” Nigella Lawson


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