Peter Carey (novelist)

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Peter Carey (born 1943) is an Australian novelist who has won many awards including two Booker Prizes.[1] He first won the Booker Prize in 1988 for his book, Oscar and Lucinda. He won again in 2001 for his book The True History of the Kelly Gang.[2] Only one other author has won this award twice.[2]

Oscar and Lucinda was made into a movie starring Ralph Fiennes.[1] The True History of the Kelly Gang is the story of Australian bushranger, Ned Kelly, written in the style of Ned's famous Jerilderie Letter.

Novels[change | edit source]

Carey his written nine novels[3]:

  • Bliss (1981)
  • Illywhacker (1985)
  • Oscar and Lucinda (1988)
  • The Tax Inspector (1991)
  • The Unusual Life of Tristan Smith (1994)
  • Jack Maggs (1997)
  • The True History of the Kelly Gang (2000)
  • My Life as a Fake (2003)
  • Theft: A Love Story (2006)


References[change | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "The Man Booker Prize". themanbookerprize.com. 2011. http://www.themanbookerprize.com/prize/authors/1. Retrieved 20 October 2011.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Ezard, John (18 October 2001). "Carey wins Booker for second time". The Guardian (London: GMG). ISSN 0261-3077. OCLC 60623878. http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2001/oct/18/books.bookerprize2001. Retrieved 20 October 2011.
  3. "Australian Authors - Peter Carey". middlemiss.org. 2007 [last update]. http://www.middlemiss.org/lit/authors/careyp/careyp.html. Retrieved 20 October 2011.