David Malouf Biography | Author of Great Day

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Nationality 1: Australian

Birthdate: 1934

David Malouf was born in Brisbane, Australia, on March 20, 1934, to George and Welcome (Mendoza) Malouf. After he was awarded a degree with honors from the University of Queensland, he relocated to England, where he was employed as a teacher from 1959 to 1968. That year he returned to Australia where he served as a lecturer at the University of Sydney until 1977. Malouf gained recognition and several awards for his poetry written during his teaching years. In 1975, he turned to fiction with his well-received first novel, Johnno. In 1978, he retired from teaching and devoted himself full-time to writing.

Malouf has gained international acclaim for his work, which includes several volumes of poetry, six novels and two novellas; three short-story collections, including Dream Stuff, in which “Great Day,” appeared; several nonfiction works; a series of libretti for opera, and a play.

Malouf has received many awards. Among...

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