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Peter Carey (1) (1943–)

Autor(a) de True History of the Kelly Gang

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About the Author

Peter Carey was born on May 7, 1943 in Bacchus Marsh, Victoria, Australia. His first two books, The Fat Man in History (1974) and War Crimes (1979), were short story collections. His first novel, Bliss, was published in 1982. At the time he was balancing his writing career with the operation of an mostrar mais advertising agency in Sydney, and his books were not generally known outside of Australia. He began to receive international attention when Illywhacker was published in 1985. He won the Booker Prize in 1988 for Oscar and Lucinda and in 2001 for True History of the Kelly Gang. His other works include The Tax Inspector, Parrot and Olivier in America, and The Chemistry of Tears. He also won the Miles Franklin Award three times. In 2015 he made the Australian Book Designers Association Award shortlist for his title Amnesia. This title also made the 2015 Prime Minister's Literary Awards shortlist. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras de Peter Carey

True History of the Kelly Gang (2000) 4,212 cópias
Oscar and Lucinda (1988) 4,109 cópias
Jack Maggs (1997) 1,737 cópias
Parrot and Olivier in America (2009) 1,726 cópias
My Life as a Fake (2003) 1,497 cópias
Theft: A Love Story (2006) 1,318 cópias
Illywhacker (1985) 1,195 cópias
Bliss (1981) 960 cópias
The Tax Inspector (1991) 822 cópias
His Illegal Self (2008) 745 cópias
The Chemistry of Tears (2012) 694 cópias
Wrong About Japan (2004) 586 cópias

Associated Works

Plainsong (1999) — Introdução, algumas edições5,528 cópias
The Future Dictionary of America (2004) — Contribuinte — 626 cópias
Sudden Fiction International: Sixty Short-Short Stories (1989) — Contribuinte — 212 cópias
Granta 70: Australia - The New New World (2000) — Contribuinte — 166 cópias
Granta 24: Inside Intelligence (1988) — Contribuinte — 151 cópias
Granta 108: Chicago (2009) — Contribuinte — 141 cópias
The Granta Book of the Family (1995) — Contribuinte — 88 cópias
Rotten English: A Literary Anthology (2007) — Contribuinte — 75 cópias
The Penguin Century of Australian Stories (2000) — Contribuinte — 74 cópias
The Best Australian Science Fiction: A Fifty Year Collection (2004) — Contribuinte — 65 cópias
Centaurus: The Best of Australian SF (1999) — Contribuinte — 40 cópias
Into the Widening World: International Coming-of-Age Stories (1995) — Contribuinte — 27 cópias
Oscar and Lucinda [1997 film] — Original book — 24 cópias
Australian Love Stories: An Anthology (1997) — Contribuinte — 16 cópias
Classic Australian Short Stories (1974) — Contribuinte — 13 cópias


Conhecimento Comum

Nome de batismo
Carey, Peter Philip
Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
Bacchus Marsh, Victoria, Australië
Locais de residência
Bacchus Marsh, Victoria, Australia
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Queensland, Australia
London, England, UK
New York, New York, USA (mostrar todas 7)
Bellingen, New South Wales, Australia
Geelong Grammar School
Monash University
short-story writer
advertising copywriter
creative writing teacher (New York University)
writing instructor (Princeton University)
director of MFA program (Hunter College)
American Academy of Arts and Letters (2016)
Order of Australia
Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature (1989)
Fellow of the Australian Academy of Humanities
Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Man Booker International Prize Finalist (2007, 2009)
Amanda Urban (ICM)
Pequena biografia
Peter Carey is an Australian novelist. Carey has won the Miles Franklin Award three times and is frequently named as Australia's next contender for the Nobel Prize in Literature. Carey won his first Booker Prize in 1988 for Oscar and Lucinda, and won for the second time in 2001 with True History of the Kelly Gang. In May 2008 he was nominated for the Best of the Booker Prize. In addition to writing fiction, he collaborated on the screenplay of the film Until the End of the World with Wim Wenders and is executive director of the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program at Hunter College, part of the City University of New York.



November 2015: Peter Carey em Monthly Author Reads (Janeiro 2022)
Peter Carey's "Wrong About Japan" em Japanese Culture (Fevereiro 2010)


Did not enjoy this one and didn't finish reading it. I found the tale of Henry's search for someone to build his automaton difficult to follow. Which meant that I was not enjoying 1/2 the tale.
ElizabethCromb | outras 34 resenhas | Feb 18, 2024 |
Enchanting, instructive, masterful.
Kalapana | outras 78 resenhas | Jan 22, 2024 |
Many great novels have shit endings. Peter Carrey freaking knows how to end a novel well. What a fantastic book! It's like Pollock meets Muriel's Wedding meets What's Eating Gilbert Grape.
LibrarianDest | outras 42 resenhas | Jan 3, 2024 |
When I read this book I was more depressed than I've ever been. I was on the verge of quitting the Peace Corps and loathing myself for it. Then I read Oscar and Lucinda and ended up completing my service and feeling great! Just kidding.

Even though it didn't improve my circumstances or self-esteem, this book was like a gift. It's a beautifully told, terribly sad story. I'm afraid to read it again because I don't think I'll ever feel as strongly about it as I did in Namibia.
LibrarianDest | outras 67 resenhas | Jan 3, 2024 |


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