Luke Davies

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Luke Davies is an Australian writer of poetry, novels and screenplays, born in Sydney in 1962.

Davies' first poetry collection Four Plots for Magnets was published in 1982 by S. K. Kelen at Glandular Press when he was 20 years old.

It will be republished by Pitt Street Poetry in May 2013.

His 1997 novel Candy was filmed in 2006 by Neil Armfield to their co-written screenplay: the film Candy starred Heath Ledger and Abbie Cornish.

His other works include the novels Isabelle the Navigator and God of Speed, and several volumes of poetry - Four Plots for Magnets, Absolute Event Horizon, Running With Light, Totem and Interferon Psalms.

Davies' brother Ben Davies, an Australian television producer, now teaches at Armidale Film and Television School in NSW, Australia.

Youngest brother Felix Davies, is a sound recordist and composer, residing in the United Kingdom.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

Novels[edit]

  • Candy (Allen & Unwin Publishers, Sydney 1997)
  • Candy (Vintage Books, London 1998)
  • Candy: A Novel of Love and Addiction (Ballantine Books, New York 1998) ISBN 0-345-42387-9 (note: Davies made small but significant changes to the US and UK editions; he considers that the Australian edition, second edition and afterwards, is the definitive version.)
  • Isabelle the Navigator (Allen & Unwin Publishers, Sydney 2000)
  • Isabelle the Navigator (Berkley Books, New York 2002) ISBN 0-425-18604-0
  • God of Speed (Allen and Unwin, 2008), about Howard Hughes[2]

Poetry[edit]

Articles[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Mildura Writers' Festival, Thursday 20 – Sunday 23 July 2006". Arts Festival 07 Mildura/Wentworth. Archived from the original on 2007-06-08. Retrieved 2007-08-04. 
  2. ^ Allen & Unwin Frankfurt 2007 Adult Titles

References[edit]

External links[edit]

  • [1] Profile on Davies in The Australian Weekend Magazine, March 2008