Gregory Day

Gregory Day

is a writer, poet and musician. His debut novel The Patron Saint of Eels (2005) won the Australian Literature Society Gold Medal.


About Gregory Day

Gregory Day is a writer, poet and musician. His debut novel The Patron Saint of Eels (2005) won the Australian Literature Society Gold Medal. He is a regular contributor to the literary pages of the Age and the Australian newspapers, in which he also publishes poetry. His new novel Archipelago of Souls will be published by Picador in 2015.


Articles about Gregory Day

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Wild Islands: Archipelago of Souls
by Gregory Day

'Archipelago of Souls is Gregory Day’s fourth novel since his prize-winning debut, The Patron Saint of Eels, first appeared in 2005. But despite this significant output in fiction, various short-listings and awards, and Day’s regular contributions as a reviewer in the mainstream press, his writing seems to have been largely overlooked by contemporary Australian literary criticism.’

Articles by Gregory Day

Landmarks by Robert Macfarlane

Betraying the Loch: Landmarks
by Robert Macfarlane

It is a quandary of the currently abounding place-literature that by bringing such softening frames to so-called ‘wild’ places, and by writing so charmingly about them, authors are in fact robbing these places of the ‘wildness’ and the psychogeographical freedom they purport to love. Or are they?

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The submerged moon: Nora Webster
by Colm Tóibín

Intrinsic to Tóibín’s work, from The South and The Sign of the Cross: Travels in Catholic Europe through to Nora Webster, is a social realist reformulation of what were known in Catholic circles, once upon a time, as ‘holy mysteries’. You will find no cheap irony in Tóibín about this. He has made himself a conduit for the concept, with its rootedness in ordinary human failure, loss and vulnerability.