Luke Davies

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Luke Davies
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Luke Davies
Born (1962-03-13) 13 March 1962 (age 54)
Nationality Australian
Alma mater University of Sydney (BA)

Luke Davies (born 13 March 1962)[1] is an Australian writer of poetry, novels and screenplays.

Career[edit]

Davies studied Arts at the University of Sydney, from 1980.[1] His 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[when?] 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.[2] Davies himself overcame heroin addiction in 1990.[1]

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.

Family[edit]

Davies' brother Ben Davies, an Australian television producer, now teaches at Armidale Film and Television School in New South Wales. His youngest brother Felix Davies is a sound recordist and composer, residing in the United Kingdom.[citation needed]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Jason Steger, "Love in the time of poetry", The Age, 21 Augusst 2004, Review, p. 3
  2. ^ Bodey, Michael (12 September 2015). "James Dean film a lifeline for Aussie screenwriter Luke Davies". The Australian. News Corp Australia. 
  3. ^ "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. 

References[edit]

External links[edit]

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