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Leon Silver Leon Silver i(A82390 works by)
Born: Established: 1941 Shanghai,
East Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
Gender: Male
Heritage: Polish ; Jewish
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Leon Silver was born in Shanghai in 1941 to Polish Jews who'd fled their homeland in 1938. In 1948 the family moved to Israel where Leon received his basic education before relocating to Melbourne in 1956. At the age of 15 Leon became a knitting machine operator in a garment factory while completing seven years of night school studying textile design and technology. At the age of twenty-four he married. His first novel is Dancing with the Hurricane. [Source: Sydney Jewish Writers' Festival webpage at]

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