Louis Nowra was born in Melbourne. His plays include
Page 8 (with David Page),
The Woman With Dog's Eyes, The Marvellous Boy, The Emperor of Sydney, Inner Voices, Visions, Inside The Island, The Precious Woman, Sunrise, The Golden Age, Capricornia, Byzantine Flowers, The Watchtower, Summer of the Aliens, Cosi, Radiance, The Temple, Crow, Miss Bosnia, The Incorruptible, The Jungle and
The Language of the Gods. He has translated
The Prince of Homburg, Cyrano de Bergerac and
Lulu for the stage. He has also written the libretti for
For television he has written
Displaced Persons, Hunger and
The Lizard King and for film
Map of the Human Heart, Cosi, Heaven's Burning, Radiance, K-19: The Widowmaker and
Black and White. His radio plays include
Albert Names Edward, The Song Room, The Widows, Sydney and
The Divine Hammer.
Other writings include nonfiction works
The Cheated, Warne's World and
Walkabout (in Currency's Australian Screen Classics series); four novels
The Misery of Beauty, Palu, Red Nights and
Abaza; and two memoirs,
The Twelfth of Never and
Shooting the Moon.
Nowra has won multiple awards and prizes, and lives in Sydney.
For a rich guide to understanding more about the work of Louis Nowra visit the 'What I wrote'
series website where you can download Teacher's Notes, watch a trailer for the DVD and read information on the authors.
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