Hello. My name's Luke Ryan.
I write words.

You may have heard of words – they're all around us. In fact, you're reading words right now! But words needn't be scary or confronting. They can be fun, like the word phlebotomist. Or pretty, like the word phlebotomist.

Over the years I have written words for a number of reputable organisations, including The Vine, the Guardian, Smith Journal, Crikey, The Age, MIFF, the Melbourne Festival and many more. I'm yet to have been fired or taken to court, so I presume I'm doing OK. You can find some samples of my work here.

I have just released my first book, a comic memoir entitled 'A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Chemo', about having had cancer at 11 and 22. It's out now through Affirm Press. The book is based on my 2009 Melbourne International Comedy Festival show Luke's Got Cancer and is funnier than it sounds. These days I also spend my time working with a sketch comedy outfit called The Lords of Luxury, who have a podcast series you should totally download.

Featured Work

A short piece on bullying

Cancer LOLs (or why it’s OK to laugh at cancer)

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Chemo: Introduction

The Internet Librarian – an interview with Brewster Kahle

An exclusive interview with Kevin Rudd

Feature Writing Clients


Copywriting Clients


BIFF