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Luke Carman Luke Carman i(A118240 works by)
Gender: Male
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BiographyHistory

Luke Carman studied at the University of Western Sydney and is a member of the Writing and Society Research Group.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2020 recipient Create NSW Literature: Projects funding ($19,500), for the creation and development of ‘Splinters of Ice’, a collection of short stories to be published by Giramondo in 2021

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon An Elegant Young Man Artarmon : Giramondo Publishing , 2013 6591532 2013 selected work short story (taught in 6 units)

'For a long time Western Sydney has been the political flash-point of the nation, but it has been absent from Australian literature. Luke Carman’s first book of fiction is about to change all that: a collection of monologues and stories which tells it how it is on Australia’s cultural frontier. His young, self-conscious but determined hero navigates his way through the complications of his divorced family, and an often perilous social world, with its Fobs, Lebbbos, Greek, Serbs, Grubby Boys and scumbag Aussies, friends and enemies. He loves Whitman and Kerouac, Leonard Cohen and Henry Rollins, is awkward with girls, and has an invisible friend called Tom. His neighbour Wessam tells him he should write a book called How to Be Gay – and now he has. Carman’s style is packed with thought and energy: it captures the voices of the street, and conveys fear and anger, beauty and affection, with a restless intensity.' (Publisher's blurb)

2015 winner New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Glenda Adams Award for New Writing
2014 shortlisted Queensland Literary Awards Australian Short Story Collection - Steele Rudd Award
2014 shortlisted Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction
2014 shortlisted ASAL Awards ALS Gold Medal
2014 joint winner The Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Novelist of the Year
My Time 2011 single work short story
— Appears in: Award Winning Australian Writing 2011 2011;
2010 winner ZineWest Short Story Competition
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