Gregory Day is a novelist, poet and composer from the Eastern Otways region of southwest Victoria, Australia. He is a winner of the Australian Literature Society Gold Medal, the Elizabeth Jolley Prize, and the Manly Artist Book Award. His latest novel A Sand Archive was shortlisted for the 2019 Miles Franklin Award and his essay Summer on The Painkalac was also shortlisted for the 2019 Nature Conservancy Nature Writing Prize. Gregory is a regular contributor to the literary pages of The Age and The Australian. He is also a footy coach and a mushroom hunter.