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
Whisky Charlie Foxtrot Reading
Annabel Smith’s Whisky Charlie Foxtrot was shortlisted for the 2013 Most Underrated Book Award (MUBA). The winner, Fish-Hair Woman was announced on Friday night. Here’s a reading Annabel prepared for her presentation at the Wheeler Centre award ceremony.