Noel Braun commenced his working life as a country school teacher, then moved into a corporate career which took him from Melbourne to Perth and Sydney. He has had a lifelong passion for writing and wrote the first words of his novels over forty years ago. After a busy career and raising a family of four, he has found the time in retirement to fulfil his long-held ambition to see his work in print.

Noel has written two novels; Friend and Philosopher and Whistler Street. He has published four memoirs. No Way to Behave at a Funeral describes his grief journey following the death by suicide of his wife Maris.  The Day was Made for Walking continues his journey as he undertakes a pilgrimage along the Camino de Santiago de Compostela through France and Spain.  I Guess I’ll Just Keep on Walking and Keep Pressing On, Brother continue his exploration of the Camino through France, Spain and Portugal.

Noel presses on with his writing. He is a regular contributor to newsletters and is working on other manuscripts.  He lives in the Snowy Mountains in the south-east of Australia and enjoys getting out in the national parks surrounding his home.

Noel is part of our Blue Mountains Camino Family having been guest speaker at Camino dinners, participant at AusCamino Festival 2017 and 2018, and completed the Blue Mountains Camino 5-Day Walk in September 2020.  When travelling to Sydney, Noel endeavours to join in our last Saturday of the month Training Walks and Camino Meetup when time permits.

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