Australian writing icon Les Carlyon dies
Les Carlyon has died.
The iconic Australian journalist and author had been battling illness.
He was previously editor of The Age, as well as editor-in-chief at The Herald and Weekly Times.
Carlyon also won multiple Walkley awards and famously wrote Gallipoli, as well as The Great War.
He was 76.
“Legend is the correct word,” Caroline Wilson said while paying tribute on Sportsday.
“He went on to become one of the most beautiful writers we have seen in this country.”
Click PLAY below to hear Caroline Wilson pay tribute
Australia has lost a complete gentleman and outstanding wordsmith with the death of Les Carlyon. Journalism has lost a giant of his trade, and we readers the author of articles and books we knew were well researched and substance we could trust. Vale Les
— Jeff Kennett (@jeff_kennett) March 5, 2019