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Luke Davies

Luke Davies is an award-winning poet, novelist, essayist and screenwriter. Born in Australia and based in Los Angeles, he wrote the screenplay for Lion, starring Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman and Rooney Mara, and directed by Garth Davis. His screenplay for Life, about the friendship between James Dean and Life magazine photographer Dennis Stock, was directed by Anton Corbijn, and starred Robert Pattinson, Dane DeHaan, Joel Edgerton and Sir Ben Kingsley. His novels include the cult bestseller Candy, Isabelle the Navigator and God of Speed. Candy was made into a 2006 film from Davies’ screenplays, directed by Neil Armfield and starring Heath Ledger, Abbie Cornish and Geoffrey Rush. Davies has published five volumes of poetry, including Interferon Psalms which won the inaugural Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Poetry, Australia’s largest and most prestigious literary prize. (Picture by Mark Rogers.)

Talks

How I Wrote Lion, or Breaking the Rules By Finding the Poetry in Screenwriting

Producer Angie Fielder, Writer Luke Davies, Dev Patel, Director Garth Davis, Cinematographer Greig Fraser on Indian set of Lion
By Luke Davies | December 13, 2016

How I Wrote Lion, or Breaking the Rules By Finding the Poetry in Screenwriting

Screenwriter Luke Davies on how his past as a novelist and poet informed the way he approached telling the heartwarming true story of Saroo Brierley.