Allen & Unwin author Luke Davies nominated for an Academy Award


Luke Davies is the author of Candy, The God of Speed, Isabelle the Navigator and several highly acclaimed collections of poetry. He has also just been nominated for an Academy Award (Best Adapted Screenplay) for writing LION, based on the incredible true story of Saroo Brierley's journey to locate the biological family he lost 25 years earlier.

Find out more: 'The amazing journey to the Oscars for Lion screenwriter Luke Davies'

Congratulations Luke - we'll be crossing our fingers for you come 26 February!

Books by Luke Davies

Interferon Psalms

Published: September 2011

The new book of poetry from award-winning poet and novelist, Luke Davies.

God of Speed

Published: August 2009

A vividly imagined and riveting portrait of one of the twentieth century's most extraordinary characters - aviator, film-maker, and billionaire, Howard Hughes.

Isabelle the Navigator

Published: July 2008

The new-cover reissue of the critically acclaimed second novel from one of Australia's most original, exciting and daring writers, Luke Davies.


Published: May 2006

A love story and a novel about addiction, Candy is now a major film directed by Neil Armfield and starring Heath Ledger and Abbie Cornish.


Published: May 2004

An exquisite collection of physical, sensual poems which confirms Davies f reputation as one of Australia fs foremost poets.

Running with Light

Published: February 1999

Running with Light is a magnificent collection of poetry by Luke Davies, author of Candy.


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