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.


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.


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]



  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. 


External links[edit]

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