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Peter Carey Peter Carey i(A25491 works by) (a.k.a. Peter Philip Carey)
Born: Established: 1943 Bacchus Marsh, Bacchus Marsh - Ballan area, Melbourne - Outer West / North West, Melbourne, Victoria, ;
Gender: Male
Expatriate assertion Departed from Australia: 1989
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1 The Road to St Lucia Peter Carey , 2018 single work essay
— Appears in: Reading the Landscape : A Celebration of Australian Writing 2018; (p. 159-163)
1 Helen Garner, Peter Carey and Alexis Wright on What They're Reading in November Beau Donelly , Nick Toscano , Fiona Wright , Garry Disher , Kári Gíslason , Richard Fidler , Alex Miller , Alexis Wright , A. S. Patrić , Peter Carey , Helen Garner , 2017 single work
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 22 November 2017;
1 Talking 'Crabs' Peter Carey , Jennifer Mills (interviewer), 2017 single work interview
— Appears in: Overland , Spring vol. 228 no. 2017; (p. 82-84)

'In Spring of 1972, Overland published a short story by a little-known writer from Bacchus Marsh. Two years later, this story opened Peter Carey's debut collection, The Fat Man in History, which launched his career here and internationally; he has since become that rare Australian literary figure who is both immensely popular and critically respected.' (Introduction)

7 9 y separately published work icon A Long Way from Home Peter Carey , Camberwell : Hamish Hamilton , 2017 11398690 2017 single work novel

'The two-time Booker Prize-winning author now gives us a wildly exuberant, wily new novel that circumnavigates 1954 Australia, revealing as much about the country-continent as it does about three audacious individuals who take part in the infamous 10,000 mile race, the Redex Trial.

'Irene Bobs loves fast driving. Her husband is the best car salesman in south eastern Australia. Together they enter the Redex Trial, a brutal race around the ancient continent, over roads no car will ever quite survive. With them is their lanky fair-haired navigator, Willie Bachhuber, a quiz show champion and failed school teacher who calls the turns and creeks crossings on a map that will remove them, without warning, from the white Australia they all know so well. This is a thrilling high speed story that starts in one way, and then takes you some place else. It is often funny, more so as the world gets stranger, and always a page-turner even as you learn a history these characters never knew themselves.' (Publication summary)

1 An Open Letter to the Prime Minister Richard Flanagan , Thomas Keneally , Peter Carey , 2015 single work correspondence
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 28-29 November 2015; (p. 34)
3 22 y separately published work icon Amnesia Peter Carey , Melbourne : Penguin , 2014 7180904 2014 single work novel thriller (taught in 1 units)

''It was a spring evening in Washington DC; a chilly autumn morning in Melbourne; it was exactly 22.00 Greenwich Mean Time when a worm entered the computerised control systems of hundreds of Australian prisons and released the locks in many places of incarceration, some of which the hacker could not have known existed. Because Australian prison security was, in the year 2010, mostly designed and sold by American corporations the worm immediately infected 117 US federal correctional facilities, 1,700 prisons, and over 3,000 county jails. Wherever it went, it traveled underground, in darkness, like a bushfire burning in the roots of trees. Reaching its destinations it announced itself: THE CORPORATION IS UNDER OUR CONTROL. THE ANGEL DECLARES YOU FREE.'

'Has a young Australian woman declared cyber war on the United States? Or was her Angel Worm intended only to open the prison doors of those unfortunates detained by Australia's harsh immigration policies? Did America suffer collateral damage? Is she innocent? Can she be saved? ' (Publication abstract)

1 Books of the Year Stephen Romei , Graeme Blundell , James Bradley , Geraldine Brooks , Gabrielle Carey , Peter Carey , Stella Clarke , Miriam Cosic , Peter Craven , Tegan Bennett Daylight , Michelle De Kretser , Delia Falconer , Tim Flannery , David Free , Peter Goldsworthy , Andy Griffiths , Gideon Haigh , Helen Garner , Sonya Hartnett , Ashley Hay , Evelyn Juers , Thomas Keneally , Richard King , Ramona Koval , David Malouf , Alex Miller , Louis Nowra , Peter Pierce , Felicity Plunkett , Nicolas Rothwell , Jaya Savige , Kirsten Tranter , Geordie Williamson , Tim Winton , Ed Wright , Fiona Wright , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 21-22 December 2013; (p. 14-18)
1 A Year of Reading Kerry Greenwood , Chris Wallace-Crabbe , Emily Maguire , Robert Adamson , Brenda Niall , A. P. Riemer , Helen Garner , Peter Carey , Lisa Gorton , John Bradley , Clare Wright , Alexis Wright , Geraldine Brooks , Hannah Kent , Dennis Altman , Andrea Goldsmith , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 14-15 December 2013; (p. 28-28) The Age , 14 December 2013; (p. 22)
'Australian authors and critics sift through the piles of books they read in 2013 to highlight the treasures they found.'
1 'He Was Our Dante' Peter Carey , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Guardian , 8 August 2012; (p. 16) The Sydney Morning Herald , 11-12 August 2012; (p. 7) The Age , 9 August 2012; (p. 13)
12 21 y separately published work icon The Chemistry of Tears Peter Carey , Camberwell : Hamish Hamilton , 2012 Z1812133 2012 single work novel

'When Catherine's lover dies suddenly, she has no-one to turn to - their affair had been disguised from their colleagues and his family - except her work. A middle-aged curator in a London museum, Catherine is given a very particular project by the perceptive head of her department: a box of intricate clockwork parts that appear to be the remains of a nineteenth century automaton - a beautifully made mechanical bird.

'When she discovers that the box also contains the diary of the man who commissioned the machine, she is partially rescued from one obsession by another - who were Henry Brandling and the mysterious, visionary clockmaker he hired to make a gift for his absent son? And what was the end result that now sits in pieces in her studio?

'The Chemistry of Tears is both wildly entertaining and deeply moving, a portrait of love and loss that is simultaneously delicate and anarchic. At its heart is an image only the masterful Peter Carey could breath such life into - an object made of equal parts magic, art and science, a delight that contains the seeds of our age's downfall.' (From the publisher's website.)

1 The Scribes' Selection Peter Carey , Favel Parrett , Geraldine Brooks , Alex Miller , Steven Amsterdam , John Tranter , Helen Garner , Brenda Walker , Sophie Cunningham , Fiona McGregor , Richard Flanagan , Elliot Perlman , Nikki Gemmell , Thomas Keneally , Peggy Frew , Anson Cameron , Robert Adamson , Charlotte Wood , Robert Manne , Gig Ryan , Nam Le , Shane Maloney , Luke Davies , A. P. Riemer , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 10 December 2011; (p. 28-31) The Sydney Morning Herald , 10-11 December 2011; (p. 30-33)
Australian writers and reviewers each nominate their best books of 2011. Some of the books listed are by Australian writers.
1 On the Spot : Peter Carey, Author Peter Carey , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 13 March 2010; (p. 5)
1 Readings Can Be Cheerful Alex Miller , Emily Maguire , Luke Davies , Emily Ballou , Steven Amsterdam , Kate Grenville , Brenda Niall , Peter Carey , M. J. Hyland , John Banville , Helen Garner , Geraldine Brooks , Andrea Goldsmith , Chris Wallace-Crabbe , Toni Jordan , Matthew Reilly , Charlotte Wood , Anson Cameron , Michael McGirr , Peter Temple , Robert Adamson , Nikki Gemmell , Steven Carroll , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 12 December 2009; (p. 26-28)
A range of writers offer their opinions on the books they most enjoyed reading in 2009. Some of the books cited are by Australian writers.
1 Extract Peter Carey , 2009 extract novel (Parrot and Olivier in America)
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 24 October 2009; (p. 11)
1 From : True History of the Kelly Gang Peter Carey , 2009 extract novel (True History of the Kelly Gang)
— Appears in: Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature 2009; (p. 1052-1055)
5 49 y separately published work icon Parrot and Olivier in America Peter Carey , Camberwell : Hamish Hamilton , 2009 Z1584172 2009 single work novel historical fiction

'Olivier is a young aristocrat, one of an endangered species born in France just after the Revolution. Parrot, the son of an itinerant English printer, wanted to be an artist but has ended up in middle age as a servant.

When Olivier sets sail for the New World - ostensibly to study its prisons, but in reality to avoid yet another revolution - Parrot is sent with him, as spy, protector, foe and foil. Through their adventures with women and money, incarceration and democracy, writing and painting, they make an unlikely pair. But where better for unlikely things to flourish than in the glorious, brand-new experiment, America?

A dazzlingly inventive reimagining of Alexis de Tocqueville's famous journey, Parrot and Olivier in America brilliantly evokes the Old World colliding with the New. Above all, it is a wildly funny, tender portrait of two men who come to form an almost impossible friendship, and a completely improbable work of art.' (From the publisher's website.)

1 They're Out of Their Colonial Minds Peter Carey , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 7-8 February 2009; (p. 32)
1 From : Illywhacker Peter Carey , 2009 extract novel (Illywhacker)
— Appears in: Pieces : From Acclaimed Australian Novels 2009; (p. 3-12)
1 Readings of Comfort and Joy Christos Tsiolkas , Steven Carroll , Geraldine Brooks , Helen Garner , Nam Le , Lisa Gorton , Don Watson , Matthew Condon , Alex Miller , Toni Jordan , Luke Davies , Dorothy Porter , Charlotte Wood , John Banville , Chris Wallace-Crabbe , Peter Temple , Robert Adamson , Peter Carey , Shane Maloney , Kevin Rabalais , Fiona Capp , Richard Flanagan , Kate Grenville , M. J. Hyland , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 13 December 2008; (p. 27-29)
The Age invites a number of Australian writers (and Canadian Lawrence Hill) to nominate 'their favourite literary encounters' of 2008. Some of the books nominated are Australian titles.
1 The Long Road Home Peter Carey , 2008 extract novel (His Illegal Self)
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 26 - 27 January 2008; (p. 12-14, 16)
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