Louis Nowra is a playwright, novelist, essayist and screenwriter. Some of his plays are Inner Voices, The Golden Age, Inside the Island, The Boyce Trilogy, Radiance and The Lewis Trilogy (Summer of the Aliens, Così, This Much is True). Screen credits include Map of the Human Heart, Radiance, Black and White, Heaven’s Burning, K-19: The Widowmaker and Così. His novels are The Misery of Beauty, Palu, Red Nights, Abaza and Ice. He was the principal writer for the 2008 television series First Australians and has written two memoirs, The Twelfth of Never and Shooting the Moon. With Mandy Sayer, he co-edited the influential anthology about Kings Cross, In the Gutter … Looking at the Stars. His recent non-fiction includes Kings Cross: a biography (2013), Woolloomooloo: a biography (2017), fiction Into that Forest, Prince of Afghanistan and Collected Stories, plus the Audible audio dramas The Divine Hammer, The Goodbye Party and Beatrice Dark. He lives on the border between Kings Cross and Woolloomooloo and is married to the writer Mandy Sayer.
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