Luke Johnson


Luke Johnson was born and raised in Young, NSW. He is a lecturer in creative writing at the University of Wollongong and the prize-winning author of the short-story collection Ferocious Animals (Recent Work Press, 2021).


Ferocious animals

FictionMY DAD WOKE me early to go down town and buy streamers. It was 1989 and our team was in the grand final for the second year running. I was eight. The year before we’d been in the grand...

Sacraments of guilt

MemoirIT’S THE LAST Tuesday of May and the coldest day of the year so far. The temperature has fallen 10 degrees in the past forty-eight hours and as God (or, by proxy, the parish priest of West Wollongong) would...

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