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  Peter Carey - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Peter Carey was born in Bacchus Marsh, Victoria, in 1943.
Carey later said he had asked for the meeting to be postponed, but the meeting was cancelled by the Palace instead.
Peter Carey and J M Coetzee are the only authors to have won the Booker Prize twice.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Peter_Carey   (799 words)

 Peter Carey
Carey took a job at an advertising agency where most of the other employees were aspiring writers, and his coworkers led him to books by William Faulkner, James Joyce, Franz Kafka, and Samuel Beckett.
Carey continued to support himself by writing advertising copy, although he kept his job a secret so that his friends, mostly liberals and communists, wouldn't learn what he did for a living.
Carey's 2003 novel, My Life as a Fake (2003), was inspired by Australia's most famous literary hoax, which completely humiliated one editor and a number of modernist poets.
amsaw.org /amsaw-ithappenedinhistory-050704-carey.html   (814 words)

 Theft - Peter Carey
Peter Carey's real-life ex-wife and ex-editor Alison Summers has been complaining in the Australian and American press that this novel is an act of revenge against her, that Carey has portrayed her as the scheming and money-obsessed Plaintiff, source of all his hero's woes.
Carey's former wife has made a great public fuss about being the "alimony whore" of the novel (though this figure hardly figures in the novel, except as the subject of a few rants), but there are other similarities to Carey's own life that are more obvious.
Michael and Carey were both born in the same town in 1943, and Carey apparently also lived in Bellingen, the backwater Michael's adventures begin in.
www.complete-review.com /reviews/careyp/theft.htm   (2391 words)

 Peter Carey
Peter Carey was born in Bacchus Marsh, Victoria.
Receiving the award, Carey told that he was indebted to his wife and the writer Ian McEwan, one of the favorite candidates, promising to buy him an expensive meal.
Carey adopted in the book the language of late-19th-century rural Australiains, using among his sources the outlaw's one surviving letter.
www.kirjasto.sci.fi /carey.htm   (1384 words)

 Borzoi Reader | Authors | Peter Carey
Peter Carey's Jack Maggs, Oscar and Lucinda, The Unusual Life of Tristan Smith, Bliss, Illywhacker, The Fat Man in History, and The Tax Inspector are available in Vintage paperback.
"Carey's True History of the Kelly Gang purports to transcribe documents, 'thirteen parcels of stained and dog-eared papers,' in which the celebrated outlaw, on the run, set down for the benefit of his daughter (whom he was destined never to see) a heartfelt account and justification of his short and violent life.
Carey (Booker Prize winner for Oscar and Lucinda) deserves to be lionized in his native land for this triumphant historical recreation, and he will undoubtedly win a worldwide readership for a novel that teems with energy, suspense, and the true story of a memorable protagonist.
www.randomhouse.com /knopf/authors/carey   (1828 words)

 Peter Carey Biography | Encyclopedia of World Biography
Carey was one of the first Australian writers to create a world of absurd realities by blending fantasy and dark humor; this style is now emulated by many other authors.
Australian writer Peter Carey, born in the small town of Bacchus Marsh, Victoria, in 1943, won twelve awards in thirteen years (1981-94) for his short stories, novels, and film adaptations.
Carey first made his mark on the Australian literary scene with a series of short stories that blended fantasy and dark humor, two characteristics which have since become trademarks of modern Australian fiction.
www.bookrags.com /biography/peter-carey   (795 words)

 Australian Authors - Peter Carey
Peter Carey was born in Bacchus Marsh in Victoria in 1943, and was later educated at Monash University, where he studied science.
Peter Carey has made no secret of his feelings on the issue of an Australian Republic but I would have thought that his decision not to meet the Queen was a real storm in a teacup.
With news that Peter Carey has won the Miles Franklin Award for the third time with Jack Maggs, is the indication that he would meet the Queen after all.
www.middlemiss.org /lit/authors/careyp/careyp.html   (1227 words)

 R. Carey: ZoomInfo Business People Information
Carey's summary was automatically generated using 4 references found on the Internet.
Peter Carey has helped clients cost effectively resolve disputes out of court and obtained winning results in both state and federal courts.
Peter has represented executives in the banking, insurance, transportation, manufacturing, technology, financial services and food industries who have found themselves leaving under a variety of circumstances, including mergers and acquisitions.
www.zoominfo.com /people/carey_r._40150657.aspx   (708 words)

 Carey, Peter. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Carey’s combination of science fiction and fantasy motifs with a realistic style, displayed in such short-story volumes as The Fat Man in History (1974), War Crimes (1979), and Collected Stories (1995), has invited comparison with such modern masters as Borges and Grass.
Carey’s other novels include The Unusual Life of Tristan Smith (1994), Jack Maggs (1997), and My Life as a Fake (2003), a complex and ironic treatment of literary life.
Carey, who moved to New York in 1991 and has taught writing at New York Univ. and Barnard College, has also written screenplays, a children’s book (1995), and 30 Days in Sydney (2001), a portrait of his one-time hometown.
www.bartleby.com /65/ca/Carey-Pe.html   (230 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: True History of the Kelly Gang: Books: Peter Carey   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Carey tells us about the paper used for each set of letters and we can imagine Kelly coming across some scraps on which he can continue his story - it is a charming touch.
Peter Carey's "True History of the Kelly Gang" is, despite the title a fictional novel which won the Booker Prize in 2001.
Carey's book is not a substitute for the true history it purports to be, including people and events that are not part of the historical record (to wit, Mary and the baby), as he attempts to connect the dots of Ned Kelly's life.
www.amazon.co.uk /History-Kelly-Gang-Peter-Carey/dp/0571192165   (1875 words)

 Independent Online Edition > Features   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Carey's village of Bellingen is 200 miles from Sydney, which at the time of the book was a few thousand miles from anywhere.
Carey says he would be willing to talk about his divorce but legally, "I'm not even free to talk about that," adding that questions about an author's work and life should be beside the point anyway.
Of all Carey's novels, Theft feels closest to the bone, not because Butcher is recently divorced, but because Butcher lives out the pressures Carey must feel as an artist of sorts from Australia on a landscape which was once dearly familiar to him.
enjoyment.independent.co.uk /books/features/article601232.ece   (1678 words)

 BookPage Interview November 2003: Peter Carey
Of course Carey's newest "silly idea"—inspired by the events of the Ern Malley hoax (a literary scandal in Australia in the 1940s), pursued into a devastating dead end, then revived in a burst of creative ventriloquism—turns out to be his riskiest and most pleasurable bit of storytelling to date.
In Carey's riff on the hoax story, a minor poet named Christopher Chubb is offended by the trendy experimentation in an Australian poetry journal.
Carey eventually discovered the voice of Sarah Wode-Douglass, the conflicted, spinsterish, middle-aged editor of London's pre-eminent poetry magazine.
www.bookpage.com /0311bp/peter_carey.html   (920 words)

 The Modern Word - Peter Carey's "My Life as a Fake"
Carey plays with this notion, and the novel borrows the plot of Shelley’s work with the monster (McCorkle) pursuing his creator (Chubb) and then vice versa.
Peter Carey is quite possibly Australia’s greatest living writer, and the secret genius that remains unseen inside Bob McCorkle’s fictional My Life as a Fake seeps through the pages to manifest itself in Carey’s “real” version, the book that we readers hold in our hands.
The author that Carey most resembles is probably his close friend Paul Auster – both have the knack of narrating highly improbable stories in a highly plausible manner.
www.themodernword.com /reviews/carey_fake.html   (1829 words)

 Peter Carey
Peter Carey was born in Bacchus Marsh in Victoria, Australia, in 1943.
Peter Carey wrote the script for the Wim Wenders film, Until the End of the World (1992), and co-wrote with Ray Lawrence, the screenplay for the film adaptation of Bliss (1985).
Carey was part of a generation of Austraslian writers who moved away from realism towards international models; by his own account he was first influenced by William Faulkner and Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
www.contemporarywriters.com /authors/?p=auth03C11K215612635149   (1660 words)

 'Wrong About Japan' by Peter Carey   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
But since this is Peter Carey the writer, we now have a book, a charmingly comic tale about a father and son's shared experience of cultural confusion in Japan.
The man in the restaurant, who seemed too much of a cliche to be a gangster to Carey, apparently was one; the swordmaker Carey interviews practically laughs in the novelist's face when he asks if making a sword is a spiritual action.
In this unlikely little memoir, which is lavishly illustrated, Peter Carey puts the culture back in the picture, while he choreographs an artful emotional tango between a father and son who are trying -- and mostly succeed -- not to be lost in translation with one another.
www.post-gazette.com /pg/05009/439036.stm   (653 words)

 Free Williamsburg - Peter Carey   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Peter Carey is an Australian writer who lives in New York City, who I discovered about five years ago, around the time of Tristan Smith.
Peter Carey also turned me onto the writings of Murray Bail, whose novel, Eucalyptus, was sitting on a table in the living room.
Peter Carey: The wonderful thing about Australia, and being a writer in Australia, is that you feel that it is still possible to do just about anything.
www.freewilliamsburg.com /still_fresh/carey.html   (2024 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Jack Maggs: Books: Peter Carey   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Carey's account is pure fiction, no matter how many real characters and true life conditions he imparts.
Carey takes a cue from Dickens but then ad-libs an original and freestanding performance, replete with the sorts of twists and shocks and coincidences that originally gave page turners a good name.
All of Carey's major characters come equipped with vivid childhoods--not just Maggs, thrown on a Thames mud flat as an infant and adopted in order to be trained as a thief, or Oates, humiliated and impoverished young by a feckless father.
www.amazon.co.uk /Jack-Maggs-Peter-Carey/dp/0571193773   (1673 words)

 Peter Carey, Australian Author
Carey will be reading excerpts from his most recent novel, "True History of the Kelly Gang" (January 2001, Vintage Books).
Carey's novel Oscar and Lucinda (1988) was awarded The Booker Prize in 1988, the prestigious British literary award bestowed annually on the best novel by an English citizen.
Carey lives with his wife and two sons in New York City, and teaches writing at New York University.
www.umsl.edu /~cfh/abstracts/carey.html   (310 words)

 Powell's Books - Wrong about Japan: A Father's Journey with His Son by Peter Carey
Peter Carey’s observations are always provocative, even when his hosts point out, politely, that he is once again wrong about Japan.
Peter Carey is the author of eight novels, including the Booker Prize—winning Oscar and Lucinda and True History of the Kelly Gang and, most recently, My Life as a Fake Born in Australia in 1943, he now lives in New York City.
Peter Carey’s True History of the Kelly Gang, Jack Maggs, The Unusual Life of Tristan Smith, The Tax Inspector, Oscar and Lucinda, Bliss, Illywhacker, and The Fat Man in History are available in Vintage paperback.
www.powells.com /cgi-bin/biblio?inkey=62-1400043115-0   (728 words)

 Amazon.fr : The Tax Inspector: Livres en anglais: Peter Carey   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Yet the visceral understanding with which Carey probes these odd psyches, his remarkable eye for decay and corruption, and the humanity with which he presents Maria and her attempt at love linger in the mind despite the melodramatic windup.
Carey's greatest strength lies in his characterizations, in his ability to expose the complexity of human experience and see the victim within the victimizer.
Peter Carey nous plonge dans un univers familial où il n'y a pas une âme saine.
www.amazon.fr /Tax-Inspector-Peter-Carey/dp/0571166326   (615 words)

 Guardian Unlimited Books | Authors | Carey, Peter
Carey wrote the critically panned Wim Wenders film Until the End of the World.
Carey's left-field sensibility and style have matured into serious fiction with a lightly ironic touch.
Carey says his great influences are Joyce, Faulkner and Beckett.
books.guardian.co.uk /authors/author/0,5917,-34,00.html   (222 words)

 BBC News | ARTS | Peter Carey: Australian heavyweight
This year's Booker winner - the leading Australian author Peter Carey - is a veteran of the Booker Prize and was one of the big hitters on this year's shortlist.
Kelly, one of Australia's folk heroes, was hanged for murder 120 years ago and is seen in his native country as one of the unsuspecting fathers of nationalism.
Carey was born in 1943 and grew up in the small town of Bacchus Marsh, near Melbourne, Victoria.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/entertainment/arts/1550985.stm   (547 words)

 Carey Peter - Search Results - ninemsn Encarta
Carey Peter - Search Results - ninemsn Encarta
Carey, Peter (1943- ), Australian novelist and short-story writer.
A new watershed in Australia’s history that proved to be an equally valuable mark in the country’s literature arrived when Sydney hosted the Olympic...
au.encarta.msn.com /Carey_Peter.html   (88 words)

 TomFolio.com - Books By Peter Carey and Biography
Peter Carey was born at Bacchus Marsh, thirty miles west of Melbourne, Australia in 1943.
In the early 1990s Peter Carey moved to New York with his wife, theatre director Alison Summers, and their son, and began teaching creative writing at the University of New York.
Carey's 1994 A Letter to Our Son is a short reflection on the emotional experiences surrounding their child's birth.
www.tomfolio.com /authorinfo/authors/PeterCarey.asp   (524 words)

 Peter Carey: Special Bibliography
This project was undertaken with the aim of assembling a range of bibliographical data pertaining to the Australian writer Peter Carey.
"Peter Carey's Oscar and Lucinda and the Subversion of Subversion." Australian Studies 4 (1990): 20-26.
Fletcher, M.D. "Post-Colonial Peter Carey." SPAN: Journal of the South Pacific Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies 32 (1991): 12-23.
www.qub.ac.uk /schools/SchoolofEnglish/imperial/austral/careybib.htm   (1868 words)

 Seattle Arts & Lectures -Peter Carey
Peter Carey was born in 1943 in the small town of Bacchus Marsh in Victoria, Australia, to parents who were both car dealers.
Like Carey’s short stories, his award-winning novels, such as Bliss (1981) and Illywhacker (1985), demonstrate a gift for rendering the bizarre and fantastical as if they were the norm.
Carey has since written four other highly praised novels: The Tax Inspector (1991), The Unusual Life of Tristan Smith (1994), Jack Maggs (1998), and True History of the Kelly Gang (2001).
www.lectures.org /carey.html   (840 words)

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