Trade Paperback
Gallipoli - Les Carlyon


Format: Trade Paperback
Pub date: 01/04/2010
Category: Humanities / First World War
Humanities / Australasian & Pacific history
Imprint: Picador Australia
Pages: 608
Price: $34.99

"The book of the year" (Alan Ramsey, Sydney Morning Herald)

Les Carlyon's Gallipoli is one of the most successful, and critically acclaimed, works of Australian non-fiction published in the last decade. In hardback we sold almost 60,000 copies in the first four months of publication. The paperback has become one of our core backlist titles, with sales of well over 100,000 copies to date. This new edition places the book in Picador for the first time, and is designed to sit alongside a new edition of The Great War.

Carlyon's book brilliantly captures the tragedy of the Gallipoli campaign, and grippingly tells the story of what was to become our national myth. It is the product of meticulous scholarship and research, it is writing of the highest quality, but above all else it is a work of extraordinary storytelling that has the reader gripped from the very first page until the last (over 600 odd pages). As one of the reviews has pointed out, Gallipoli is the definitive history for whole new generation of readers.


Les Carlyon was born in northern Victoria in 1942. He has been editor of the Melbourne Age and editor in chief of the Herald and Weekly Times group and visiting lecturer in journalism at RMIT. In 1971 he won the Walkley Award for a piece on Bougainville. In 1993 he won the Graham Perkin Australian Journalist of the Year Award. Gallipoli was published to huge acclaim in 2001, becoming a bestseller in both Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. The Great War, published in hardback in 2006, has cemented his reputation as the best and most successful non-fiction writer in Australia.