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Peter Carey


Australia (1943 - )

Peter Carey was born in 1943 in Australia and lives in New York. He is the author of the highly acclaimed short story collection, The Fat Man in History, seven novels, Bliss, Illywhacker (shortlisted for the 1985 Booker Prize), Oscar and Lucinda (winner of the 1988 Booker Prize), The Tax Inspector, The Unusual Life of Tristan Smith, Jack Maggs (winner of the 1998 Commonwealth Writers Prize) and True History of the Kelly Gang (winner of the 2001 Booker Prize), and for children, The Big Bazoohley.
 
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Awards
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (1985) : Illywhacker
World Fantasy Best Novel nominee (1986) : Illywhacker
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel winner (1988) : Oscar and Lucinda
James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (1997) : Jack Maggs
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel winner (2001) : True History of the Kelly Gang
International IMPAC Dublin Literary Awards Best Novel nominee (2002) : True History of the Kelly Gang
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (2006) : Theft
National Book Award for Fiction Best Book nominee (2010) : Parrot and Olivier in America
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (2010) : Parrot and Olivier in America


Peter Carey recommends
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The Book of Illusions (2002)
Paul Auster
"Through all its dark and delightful twists and turns. . . This artful and elegant novel may be Auster's best ever."
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The Confessions of Max Tivoli (2004)
Andrew Sean Greer
"Here is a writer of great daring, and originality, who is not afraid of emotion. Max Tivoli may even make you cry."
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Let the Great World Spin (2009)
Colum McCann
"Fearless, huge-hearted, a poet with every living breath."
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Home Fire (2017)
Kamila Shamsie
"Home Fire left me awestruck, shaken, on the edge of my chair, filled with admiration for her courage and ambition. Recommended reading for prime ministers and presidents everywhere."

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