Louis Nowra

Gerry Turcotte, University of Notre Dame Australia

ISBN: 0-7876-8143-1

This book chapter from The Dictionary of Literary Biography: Australian Writers, 1975-2000 is not available for down load but may be accessed via Libraries Australia here


Louis Nowra is an Australian playwright whose reputation continues to grow. He has become known for his passion for controversy, savage irony, and confrontational drama. Awards he has garnered include an Australian Film Institute (AFI) Award for best screenplay for his 1996 movie adaptation of his 1992 play 'Cosi'; the ALS Gold Medal; the Louis Esson Prize for Drama and the Victorian Premier's Literary Award for his 1993 play 'The Temple'; and the Canada-Australia Literary Award.

ISBN: 9780787681432