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Leon Davidson

Leon_Davidson.jpgAs a child Leon Davidson wanted to be a soldier, but has since become strongly opposed to war. Leon tries to personalise the stories he has researched to make them more real for his readers. After living in Melbourne for six years, he has returned home to Wellington.

Selected bibliography:
  • Scarecrow Army: The Anzacs at Gallipoli (Black Dog Books 2005).
  • Red Haze: Australians & New Zealanders in Vietnam (Black Dog Books 2006).
  • Zero Hour: The Anzacs on the Western Front (Text Publishing 2010).
  • CBCA Eve Pownall Award for Information Books 2006 for Scarecrow Army.
  • Storylines Notable Book Awards 2006 Non-fiction List for Scarecrow Army.
  • Storylines Notable Book Awards 2007 Non-fiction List for Red Haze.
  • Storylines Notable Book Awards 2011 Non-fiction List for Zero Hour.
  • CBCA Eve Pownall Award for Information Books 2011 Shortlist for Zero Hour.
  • New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards Non-fiction Winner 2011 for Zero Hour.

Storylines thanks zeald.com for their ongoing support of the Storylines website.

Page checked and updated February 2013.


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