Authors » Leon Gettler
Leon Gettler was born in Melbourne in 1958. The son of Polish Jewish immigrants who had spent seven years in Stalin’s Soviet Union, Gettler grew up in a Yiddish-speaking household and only began speaking English after he started school. Gettler lives with his wife and two children in Melbourne. He enjoys reading, running marathons and playing the saxophone.
Winner, Lysbeth Cohen Award, 1993
Light Horse Boy at Bologna
Fremantle Press illustrators are again set to shine at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair in March 2014. Drawings from Light Horse Boy will feature in the Australian Publishers Association exhibition Hello! from Australia while The Last Viking and Dreamers will feature in the exhibition’s book showcase.