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Simon Luckhurst Simon Luckhurst i(A29845 works by)
Gender: Male
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Simon Luckhurst is an Illawarra-based writer. As well as being the author of Eddie's Country (Magabala Books) he has written and directed several short films, and has written the plays Discovering Juliet, Curtains for Biggles, The Unsheltered, Nude All-Stars on the Mango Planet of Love, and Lines in the Sand. (Source: Australian Script Centre website).

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form y separately published work icon Kasa Por Yarn Just for a Story 2010 Thursday Island : Radio 4MW , 2010- Z1710068 2010 series - publisher radio play

'The Kasa Por Yarn (Just for a Story) project was devised by Queensland Health as part of a multi-pronged strategy to develop and promote positive health messages for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in some parts of Queensland. Kasa Por Yarn is a 12-part radio play being broadcast throughout the Torres Strait. Input from the local community is a very important component of the project, and Kasa Por Yarn is also very fortunate to have Aaron Fa'aoso on board in the role of cultural consultant and artistic advisor.'

Source: Simon Luckhurst's website,

Sighted: 21/07/2010

2010 nominated AWGIE Awards Radio Award Original
Lines in the Sand 2009 single work drama

'Australia, 2009: Kevin Rudd has apologised to the Stolen Generations, indicators of Aboriginal health and wellbeing and that of white Australians remain alarmingly disparate, the Northern Territory Intervention is still firmly in place, and arguments over appropriation and the history wars continue to simmer.

'In this contentious environment, we meet Hamish, an economist who works with remote Aboriginal communities. His wife, Alison, has just started a Master's Degree in Indigenous History, partly as a means to move on from the loneliness she feels now that Gary, their son, has left home. After Alison decides to write a biography of the Aboriginal artist Barney Adams, she and Hamish host a dinner party for Barney and Hamish's Aboriginal research assistant, Gail.

'Over the course of the evening, and in the ensuing months, the relationships between the four people deepen and are eventually tested as each individual reaches a moment where they must make a choice which involves a deep examination of their perception of their position in contemporary society.

'Australia, 2009: in the cultural shadowland between black and white, what are the "Lines in the Sand" which denote our personal choices?'

Source: ABC Radio National's Airplay website:
Sighted: 09/11/2009

2010 nominated AWGIE Awards Radio Award Adaptation
2008 shortlisted Griffin Award for New Australian Playwriting
Concerto For Humans and Semtex 2006 single work drama
— Appears in: Collection #7 : 27 New Plays from the Australian Script Centre 2008; (p. 6 pages)
We now live in an age where every whispered discussion is a potential invitation to terrorism. In 'Concerto for Humans and Semtex' we hear four simultaneous conversations. One will lead to something dire. Which do you listen to? This play examines our fears and reactions to the War on Terror, and explores some of the inconsistencies revealed when we fight against an emotion rather than a nation. (Source: Australian Script Centre website).
2009 nominated AWGIE Awards Radio Award Original Broadcast
2006 shortlisted Patrick White Playwrights' Award
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