Lesley Lebkowicz Lesley Lebkowicz i(A1086 works by) (a.k.a. Lesley Fowler Lebkowicz; Lesley Fowler)
Born: Established: 1946 London,
United Kingdom (UK),
Western Europe, Europe,
Gender: Female
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Lesley Lebkowicz has worked as a teacher of writing, literature, psychology and media and also as a psychotherapist. A writer of poetry, fiction and reviews, she has been widely published in journals and newspapers and has read poetry and prose at several venues, festivals and other events in Canberra; Bungendore, Wollongong, Melbourne, Daylesford, Varuna Writers Centre, Katoomba, Sydney, Newcastle, Adelaide, Brisbane, Castlemaine and Bowral.

Other works by Lebkowicz include the CD :Short Stories from 'round Australia. (ABC Audio, 2004.)

Most Referenced Works


  • Grants awarded to Lesley Lebkowicz:

    artsACT: $2 600 to work on a collection of poetry,1998.

    artsACT: $1 400 to publish a collection of short fiction, 2001.

    artsACT: $10 000 to write the first draft of River Water Rain, 2003.

    artsACT: $10 000 to research and write the first draft of The Petrov Poems, 2007.

Awards for Works

The Petrov Poems 2013 novel

'This gripping new verse novel charts the course of the espionage scandal which rocked sleepy Canberra and the nation in the mid 1950s.

'In April 1954 Australia woke up to discover that Volodya Petrov,an attaché in the Russian embassy in Canberra, was also a colonel in the KGB and was planning to defect. The Petrov Poems charts the unfolding web of intrigue between Petrov, the embassy staff, and his contacts in the West. And the crucial role of his wife Dusya, thrust into a terrible crisis of conscience as the result of her husband’s actions and her past personal history.' (Publisher's blurb)

2014 winner ACT Writing and Publishing Awards Poetry
2014 shortlisted Australian Capital Territory Book of the Year Award
The Good Air "Even now, I'm glad I was in the garden - no walls, fresh air", 2007 single work poetry
2007 winner Australian Capital Territory Poetry Prize David Campbell Award for an Unpublished Poem by an ACT Poet
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