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David Day

David Day was born and raised in Victoria, British Columbia.  He is a poet and author who has published over 40 books of poetry, ecology, history, fantasy, mythology and fiction.  David Day's books - for both adult and children - have sold over 4 million copies worldwide and have been translated into twenty languages.  He has been an environmental columnist for Britain's Daily Mail, Evening Standard and Punch magazine, and been extensively published in newspapers and magazines worldwide. He has also been a playwright, a dramaturg for the Royal Birmingham Ballet and has written 100 television programmes translated and
broadcast in twenty languages.

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The Cowichan. Oolichan/Harbour, 1975/6
Sound Heritage Anthologies. BC Archives, 1975/76/77
The Burroughs Bestiary. New English Library, 1978
Many Voices Anthology. Douglas & McIntyre, 1977
Scarlet Coar Serial. Press Porcepic, 1981
The Animals Within. Penumbra Press, 1984
Gothic. Exile, 1986
The Whale War. Routledge / Grafton / Sierra Club, 1987/92
The Encylopedia of Vanish Species. Universal Books, 1989/90
Noah's Choice. Viking Penguin / Puffin, 1990/91
The Sleeper. Piccadilly Press / Doubleday, 1990/91
True Tales of Environmental Madness. Pelham/ Micheal Joseph / Punch Magazine, 1990
Aska's Animals. Doubleday, 1991
Tolkien: The Illustrated Encyclopedia. Mitchell Beazley/ Emblem/Ted Smart / Octopus/Barnes & Noble /Random House, 1992 to 2012
Aska's Birds. Doubleday, 1992
Green Penguin Children's Book Guide. Penguin, 1992/95/98/2000
Tippu. Piccadilly Press/Pan Books/Macmillan Children's Books, 1993 to 2007
King of the Woods. Anderson/Pan, UK/ Little Brown/Random-Century, 1993 to 2005
Aska's Sea Creatures. Doubleday, 1994
The Complete Rhinoceros. EIA Books, 1994
Visions & Prophecies of St Louis the Metis. Thistledown Press, 1997
The Hobbit Companion Calendar. Chrysalis UK/Barnes & Noble, 2002 & 2003
Tolkien's World. Octopus-Mitchell Beazley/Random House, 2002 to 2012
The Hobbit Companion. Pavillion Books/Cameron Brown/Chrysalis UK/Turner/Barnes & Noble/Chapters Books, 1997 to 2012
Tolkien's Ring. Harper Collins/Pavillion/Chrysalis UK/Barnes & Noble, 1994 to 2012
A To Z of Tolkien. Mandarin/Chancellor /Mitchell Beazley/Reed, 1993 to 2012
The Quest for King Arthur. De Agostini/Micheal O'Mara, 1996/97 & 2000
A Tolkien Bestiary. Mitchell Beazle/Ballantyne/Random House/Harbour/Crown/Barnes & Noble, 1978 to 2012
Castles. Bantam/McGraw-Hill/Allen Unwin, 1984/85/86/87/90
The Emperor's Panda. McClelland & Stewart/Dodd Mead/Putnum/Piccadilly, 19986 to 2002
The Eco Wars. Harraps / Paladin/St Martin's Press/ Ballantine/Key Porter, 1989/91/92
The Big Lie. Piccadilly Press/Macmillan, 1991/92
Just Say 'No' to Family Values. Handshakes Editions/Exile, 1997
The Doomsday Book of Animals. Ebury Press/Studio Books - Viking Books/Penguin/John Wiley, 1981/83/89
Nevermore: A Book of Hours. Quattro, 2012


Runner up Govenor General's Award for The Emperor's Panda, 1986
'Book of the Year Choice' for Time Magazine for The Doomsday Book of Animals, 1981
'Book of the Year Choice' for Sunday Times for The Whale War, 1987
CBC National Poetry Competition Award for The Animals Within, 1984
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