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Peter Carey


Peter Carey was born in Bacchus Marsh, Victoria in 1943 and studied science at Monash University. His writing career started as an advertising copywriter in Melbourne, before opening his own agency in Sydney in 1980. Illywhacker was his first important novel and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 1985. He moved to New York where he taught at New York University. He is now considered by many to be the foremost living Australian writer.

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1974 The Fat Man in History and Other Stories
1979 War Crimes : Short Stories
1981 Bliss
1985 Illywhacker
1988 Oscar and Lucinda
1991 The Tax Inspector
1994 Collected Stories
1994 A Letter to our Son
1994 The Unusual Life of Tristan Smith
1995 The Big Bazoohley
1997 Jack Maggs
2000 True History of the Kelly Gang
2001 30 Days in Sydney: A Wildly Distorted Account
2002 Four Easy Pieces
2003 My Life as a Fake
2004 Wrong about Japan
2005 Theft: A Love Story
2008 His Illegal Self
2009 Parrot and Olivier in America
2012 The Chemistry of Tears
2014 Amnesia
2018 A Long Way from Home
2022 Collected Stories