Luke Davies Luke Davies i(A9489 works by)
Born: Established: 1962 Sydney, ;
Gender: Male
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In addition to writing poetry, fiction and filmscripts, Luke Davies has worked as a teacher, truck driver, journalist and script editor. In 2009, Davies won the John Curtin Prize for Journalism in the Victorian Premier's Literary Awards for 'The Penalty Is Death: Inside Bali's Kerobakan Prison'.

Most Referenced Works


  • Davies also wrote the broadsheet 'Twelve Poems Attempt to Set New Records in Reductionist Poetry and Find Instead Infinity or Some Such Thing' (1980).
  • A sound recording 'Meet the Author Luke Davies' is held at the University of Adelaide, Barr Smith Library.

Awards for Works

Lion 2016 single work film/TV

'A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia; 25 later, he sets out to find his lost family.' (Production summary)

2017 winner Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards Best Adapted Screenplay
2017 winner Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards Best Film
2017 winner AWGIE Awards Feature Film - Adaptation
2017 shortlisted International Awards Academy Awards Best Adapted Screenplay
2017 shortlisted International Awards Academy Awards Best Picture
Magpie 2010 single work picture book children's

'My father and I. We went to the edge of the falls for revenge. To find my attacker the magpie...

'Luke Davies′ poem "Childhood Terror" describes in 9 lines the fear of a magpie attack and a boy′s reaction as his father helps him face that fear. Together, author and illustrator have created a wonderful picture book that takes this poem and turns into a story of a dog and his pup on a journey to find the magpie. Brilliantly realised, the illustrations bring a whole new level to Davies' poetry.' (From the publisher's website.)

2011 shortlisted Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards Best Language Development Book for Lower Primary Children (2003-2013)
2010 shortlisted Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Children's Division Told Primarily through Pictures
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