Peter Carey

Peter Carey received the Booker Prize for Oscar and Lucinda and again for True History of the Kelly Gang. His other honours include the Commonwealth Writers' Prize and the Miles Franklin Literary Award. Born in Australia he now lives in New York City, where he is the director of the Hunter College program in creative writing.

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When Gaby Bailleux released the Angel Worm into Australia's prison system, allowing hundreds of asylum seekers to walk free, she also let the cat out of the bag. The ...

The first novel by Peter Carey, published originally in 1981.

For thirty-nine years Harry Joy has been the quintessential good guy. But one morning Harry has a heart attack in ...

Peter Carey is justly renowned for his novels, which have included such masterworks as Oscar and Lucinda and True History of the Kelly Gang . He is also a dazzling writer ...

Peter Carey

‘When the boy was almost eight a woman stepped out of the elevator into the apartment on East 62nd Street and he recognized her straight away. It was the smell ...

An illywhacker is a confidence trickster, and Herbert Badgery, the 139-year-old narrator of this dazzling comic novel, may be the king of them all. Vagabond and charlatan, aviator and car ...

Jack Maggs, raised and deported as a criminal, has returned from Australia, in secret and at great risk. What does he want after all these years, and why is he ...

In Melbourne in the late 1940s, a young conservative poet named Christopher Chubb decides to teach his country a lesson about pretension and authenticity. But over the ensuing years his ...

Oscar Hopkins is an Oxford seminarian with a passion for gambling. Lucinda Leplastrier is a Sydney heiress with a fascination for glass. The year is 1864. When they meet on ...

From the two-time Booker Prize-winning author, an improvisation on the life of Alexis de Tocqueville, and an irrepressibly funny portrait of the impossible friendship between a master and a servant ...

This bestselling novel for children of nine-plus from Booker Prize-winner Peter Carey tells the story of nine-year Sam Kellow. His father is a compulsive gambler, pursuing the 'big bazhooley' - the ...

An automaton, a man and a woman who can never meet, a secret love story, and the fate of the warming world are all brought to incandescent life in this ...

The day that Benny Catchprice was fired from the spare parts department of Catchprice Motors by his aunt Cathy was also the day that the Tax Inspector, Maria Takis, arrived ...

If you are not a citizen of Voorstand, you may not be familiar with the strange case of Tristan Smith and his illegal appropriation of Bruder Mouse. Even if you ...

Narrated by the twin voices of the artist Butcher Bones, and his ‘damaged 220lb pound brother’ Hugh, Theft: A Love Story once again displays Peter Carey’s extraordinary flair for ...

'I lost my own father at 12 yrs of age and know what it is to be raised on lies and silences my dear daughter you are presently too young ...

In 2002, twice Booker-winning author Peter Carey travelled to Japan, accompanied by his son Charley. In this stunning memoir-cum-travelogue Carey charts this journey, as father and son look for the ...

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