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Les Carlyon Les Carlyon i(A17849 works by) (a.k.a. L. A. Carlyon; Leslie Allen Carlyon)
Born: Established: 1942 Elmore, Huntly - Elmore area, Bendigo area, Ballarat - Bendigo area, Victoria, ; Died: Ceased: 4 Mar 2019
Gender: Male
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Carlyon was a former editor of the Age and was also a co-editor in chief of the Herald and Weekly Times. Winner of the Graham Perkin Australian Journalist of the Year Award in 1971, he was the author of several books on sport and Australian history, including the award winning Gallipoli (2001).

In 2006 Carlyon published The Great War, an account of the Australians at the Western Front in World War I. The Great War won two 2007 Australian Book Industry Awards - the Non-Fiction Book of the Year and the overall Book of the Year.

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Personal Awards

2014 recipient Order of Australia Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) For eminent service to literature through the promotion of the national identity as an author, editor and journalist, to the understanding and appreciation of Australia's war history, and to the horseracing industry.
2007 winner Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Australian General Non-Fiction Book of the Year for The Great War
2007 winner Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Australian Book of the Year for The Great War
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