Les Carlyon

Les Carlyon was born in Northern Victoria in 1942. He has been editor of the Melbourne Age, editor-in-chief of the Herald and Weekly Times group and visiting lecturer in journalism at RMIT in a career that has established him as one of Australia’s most respected journalists. He has received both the Walkley Award (twice) and the Graham Perkin Australian Journalist of the Year Award.

Les Carlyon is the author of the bestselling and critically acclaimed Gallipoli, published in 2001 to enormous critical and commercial success in Australia, New Zealand and Great Britain. It is now widely regarded as the definitive history of that campaign. Gallipoli won the Queensland Premier’s Literary Award for Best History Book and the Australian Publishers’ Association Readers’ Choice Award.


Books by this author

The Great War
AFTER THE CRITICAL ACCLAIM and enormous success of Gallipoli, Les Carlyon has broadened his scope to produce the definitive Australian account of the First World War and the Anzacs on the Western Front. From the power plays in the palaces of Europe, to the stench of rotting flesh in the trenches, Carlyon covers the entire scope of this most terrible of wars.