About Ian



Ian Cochrane is a writer calling Melbourne home, a member of the  Australian Society of Authors and an itinerant traveler. He is the editor of TravelnRavel – a wandering bird’s-eye overview of most things even vaguely related to travel.

Ian is also a prolific photographer , a member of  Writers Victoria – and a blogger on people, places and the human condition.

Wanderlust lured him to Europe, the Americas, Southeast Asia and the South Pacific, while work has taken him to India, Africa, the Australian outback, Korea, and the highlands of Papua New Guinea.

Ian launched his first book – Indian Summers: Mumbai and Beyond, a collection of 13 tales on the paradox of modern India – to critical acclaim in 2011. Find it throughout Australia and New Zealand via Dennis Jones & Associates , with critical reviews including –

“The style is observational and anecdotal, his vignettes illuminated by the assorted zany characters he meets. Anyone who has ventured alone around India, with an open mind and a sense of humour, will find resonance in Cochrane’s adventures.”
  – Susan Kurosawa, travel editor, the Australian

“Ian Cochrane took me on an evocative journey as rewarding as the real thing – more so, since no tourist in India could gain the kind of personal insight intimately portrayed within these covers.”
– Robert Hollingworth, author, `Smythe’s Theory of Everything’ and `They Called Me the Wildman’

Various e-books are also available through AMAZON and Ian’s Australian Outback short story `A Splendid Memory’ is included among the non-fiction  2013 Cowley Literary Award finalists. Ian has also penned several tabloid travel and food features.

In addition to ongoing blog commitments, he is currently ambling his way through a great Australia roadtrip, further collections of short stories, and a novel.