A Life in Words – Collected Writings from Gallipoli To the Melbourne Cup

General:
Name: A Life in Words – Collected Writings from Gallipoli To the Melbourne Cup
Format: epub
Size: 1.67 MB

Book:
Title: A Life in Words
Author: Les Carlyon
Language: English

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

Total pages: N/A

Description:
Les Carlyon has died, and Australia has lost one of its greatest wordsmiths.’ Greg Baum, The Age
‘He’s been called Australia’s Damon Runyon, but that tag is far too limiting to do him justice. Certainly his turf stories are usually character-driven gems. But read him on Anzac Cove, or Bradman, or Ted Whitten, or any part of the essence of this country. He writes with gritty elegance.’ Harry Gordon
Les Carlyon was one of Australia’s greatest journalists and writers. His career in newspapers was stellar, becoming editor of The Age at 33, and going on to become editor in chief of The Herald & Weekly Times. But he was always more about the written word than about management, winning two Walkley Awards and the coveted Graham Perkin Journalist of the Year Award across a career where he covered everything from politics to horse racing.
Yet most Australians will know him as an author, writing books that gave us the very essence of our history and our culture…

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