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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.

Personal Awards

2013 winner Australian Capital Territory Poetry Prize
2013 recipient Canberra Critics Circle Awards
2003 winner ArtsACT Poetry Award Australian Capital Territory Poetry Prize

Awards for Works

Lichen : 13 Points i "They know the subtler shades of green and where each on belongs", 2017 single work poetry
— Appears in: Joy : Poems from the 2017 ACU Prize for Poetry 2017; (p. 40-41) Australian Poetry Anthology 2018; (p. 49)
2017 third place ACU Prize for Poetry
Kenneth i "Mostly he is silent. But this morning his voice", 2016 single work poetry
— Appears in: Loving Kindness : 2016 ACU Prize for Poetry 2016; (p. 29)
2016 second place ACU Prize for Poetry
y separately published work icon The Petrov Poems Sydney : Pitt Street Poetry , 2013 6152815 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
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