Gregory Day

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Gregory Day
BornMelbourne, Victoria, Australia
Notable worksThe Patron Saint of Eels, The Flash Road: Scenes From The Building Of The Great Ocean Road, Archipelago Of Souls
Notable awardsALS Gold Medal, Elizabeth Jolley Prize
Years active1990 —

Gregory Day is an Australian novelist, poet and musician.


Gregory Day is a novelist, poet and musician based in Victoria, Australia. He is well known for his Mangowak novels, which document generational, demographic and environmental change on the 21st century coast of southwest Victoria, Australia, and also for novels such as Archipelago of Souls and A Sand Archive, which explore the possibilities of finding the right balance between nature and culture through investigating the experience of the Australian character abroad. He has also been much acclaimed for his musical compositions and field recordings, notably his settings and singing of the poetry of William Butler Yeats on the album The Black Tower", and his project The Flash Road", which narrates, in a sung and highly chorographic style, the building of the Great Ocean Road in southwest Victoria in the years following The Great War.

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  • "ABC Radio National Books and Arts" [1] July 2015
  • "ABC Radio National Book Show" [2] - 21 May 2008

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