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'.
'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)
'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.)