Les Murray (poet)

Australian poet and critic (1938-2019)

Leslie Allan Murray AO (17 October 1938 – 29 April 2019) was an Australian poet, anthologist and critic. His career lasted over 40 years, and he published nearly 30 collections of poetry. He served as the literary editor of conservative magazine Quadrant for more than twenty years. He was called Australia's most likely chance of winning the Nobel Prize in Literature during his career. He was born in Nabiac, New South Wales.

Murray in 2004

Murray died on 29 April 2019 in Taree, New South Wales. He was 80.[1][2]


  1. "Australian poet Les Murray dies at 80". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 29 April 2019. Retrieved 29 April 2019.
  2. "Les Murray, Australian poet, dies aged 80". The Sydney Morning Herald. 29 April 2019. Retrieved 29 April 2019.

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