Luke Davies is an Australian writer and poet. He has worked variously as a truck driver, teacher, and journalist. He has published five books of poetry, including Absolute Event Horizon which was shortlisted for the 1995 Turnbull Fox Phillips poetry prize; his collection Running With Light was the winner of the Judith Wright Poetry Prize 2000, and Totem, which won the 2004 Age Book of the Year Award. He was also awarded the Philip Hodgins Memorial Medal for Poetry in 2004. The collection Interferon Psalms was published in 2011 and his chapbooks include The Entire History of Architecture … and other love poems (2001) and Feral Aphorisms (2011).
He has completed several residencies around the world, including at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre for the Arts, Ireland; The Australia Centre, Chiang Mai, Thailand; the Centre d'Art I Natura, Farrera de Pallars, Spain and Schloss Wiepersdorf, Germany. Luke is also a published novelist, his first novel is Isabelle the Navigator. A second novel, Candy, was shortlisted for the NSW Premier's Literary Awards in 1998 and later adapted into a film starring Heath Ledger and Abbie Cornish in 2006. His novel God of Speed, was released in 2009. He wrote the screenplays for Air, Life, Lion, Beautiful Boy and News of the World.