Luke Davies is an Australian writer of novels, poetry and screenplays, born in Sydney in 1962.
Davies' first poetry collection, Four Plots for Magnets, was published in 1982, when he was twenty.
His novel Candy was made into a film starring Heath Ledger in 2006. 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 and Totem.
Davies' brother Ben Davies, an Australian television producer, now teaches at Armidale Film and Television School in NSW, Australia.
Awards and nominations
1995: Turnbull Fox Phillips Poetry Prize Shortlisted for Absolute Event Horizon
A Novel of Love and Addiction (Ballantine Books, New York 1998) ISBN 0345423879 (note: Davies made small but significant changes to the US and UK editions; he considers that the Australian edition, second edition......