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A Week in Literary History

May 7th, 2002

Australian novelist Peter Carey (Oscar and Lucinda, 1988) is born in Bacchus Marsh, Victoria, in 1943.

Peter Carey, b. May 7, 1943

carey.pngCarey has emerged over the past twenty years as not only Australia’s best living writer but also as a novelist and short story writer of masterly breadth, ranging from near-scifi in Tristan Smith to fictionalized history in The Kelly Gang to the Dickensian Jack Maggs. The vivid and imaginative Oscar and Lucinda remains one of our favorites, but you simply can’t go wrong with Carey.

Suggested Reading Novels Bliss, 1981. Illywhacker, 1985. Oscar and Lucinda, 1988. The Tax Inspector, 1991. The Unusual Life of Tristan Smith, 1994. Jack Maggs, 1997. True History of the Kelly Gang, 2000. My Life as a Fake, 2003. Short stories The Fat Man in History, 1974. War Crimes, 1979. Exotic Pleasures, 1990. Collected Stories, 1994. Non-fiction A Letter to Our Son, 1994. 30 Days in Sydney: A Wildly Distorted Account, 2001.

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