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Gerry Turcotte Gerry Turcotte i(A13757 works by)
Born: Established: Montreal, Quebec,
Gender: Male
Arrived in Australia: ca. 1986 Departed from Australia: 2011
Heritage: Canadian
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Gerry Turcotte was born in Montreal and grew up speaking both French and English, an experience that is frequently explored in his early poetry. A British Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Award for doctoral work brought him to the University of Sydney where he completed a PhD thesis on Australian and English-Canadian gothic fiction in 1991. During his studies he published a number of poems in Australian magazines and many of these were collected in Neigbourhood of Memory: Poems, 1985-89. He was appointed lecturer at the University of Wollongong where he remained until taking up the position of Dean, School of Arts and Sciences, at the University of Notre Dame, Sydney, in 2007. In addition to his academic work, Turcotte has published several more collections of poetry, including Border Crossings: Words and Images (2004) that combines poetry and prose with photographs taken during the previous two decades. Turcotte's interest in the issue of linguistic differences is further explored in Flying in Silence (2001), his first novel.

In 2011 Dr Gerry Turcotte was selected as the President of St Mary's University College, Calgary, Canada.

Most Referenced Works

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Flying in Silence Rose Bay : Brandl and Schlesinger , 2001 Z900112 2001 single work novel (taught in 2 units)

“Gerry Turcotte’s Flying in Silence is a book of boyhood memoirs and family secrets, yet it creates a genre all of its own. It contains an anatomy of depression and speaks of a family’s inability to cohere…it swells with compassion and a deep commitment to our life and living... musical in both its shape and function... a testament to being human.” - Australian Book Review

2001 shortlisted The Age Book of the Year Award Fiction Prize

Known archival holdings

University of New South Wales Australian Defence Force Academy Australian Defence Force Academy Library (ACT)
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