Luke Carman self-identifies as an anti-folk monologist working in epi-grammatical short fiction. In 2014, Luke was named a Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Novelist, and his novel An Elegant Young Man won the UTS Glenda Adams New Writing Prize, and was shortlisted for the ALS Gold Medal and the Readings New Writing Award. He hails from the Sydney suburb of Liverpool and his work has haunted the journals HEAT, Westside and Cultural Studies Review.