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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.

Awards

Lysbeth Cohen Award (Winner 1993)

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