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Peter Carey (1) (1943–)

Auteur de Véritable histoire du gang Kelly

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43+ oeuvres 22,880 utilisateurs 525 critiques 73 Favoris

A propos de l'auteur

Peter Carey was born on May 7, 1943 in Bacchus Marsh, Victoria, Australia. His first two books, The Fat Man in History (1974) and War Crimes (1979), were short story collections. His first novel, Bliss, was published in 1982. At the time he was balancing his writing career with the operation of an afficher plus advertising agency in Sydney, and his books were not generally known outside of Australia. He began to receive international attention when Illywhacker was published in 1985. He won the Booker Prize in 1988 for Oscar and Lucinda and in 2001 for True History of the Kelly Gang. His other works include The Tax Inspector, Parrot and Olivier in America, and The Chemistry of Tears. He also won the Miles Franklin Award three times. In 2015 he made the Australian Book Designers Association Award shortlist for his title Amnesia. This title also made the 2015 Prime Minister's Literary Awards shortlist. (Bowker Author Biography) afficher moins
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Œuvres de Peter Carey

Véritable histoire du gang Kelly (2000) 4,267 exemplaires, 79 critiques
Oscar and Lucinda (1988) 4,143 exemplaires, 68 critiques
Jack Maggs (1997) 1,767 exemplaires, 33 critiques
Parrot et Olivier en Amérique (2009) 1,751 exemplaires, 68 critiques
My Life as a Fake (2003) 1,506 exemplaires, 36 critiques
Haut vol : histoire d'amour (2006) 1,335 exemplaires, 44 critiques
Un écornifleur (1985) 1,215 exemplaires, 14 critiques
Bliss (1981) 967 exemplaires, 10 critiques
L'Inspectrice (1991) 831 exemplaires, 11 critiques
His Illegal Self (2008) 754 exemplaires, 26 critiques
The Unusual Life of Tristan Smith (1994) 720 exemplaires, 7 critiques
La Chimie des larmes (2012) 706 exemplaires, 36 critiques
Wrong About Japan (2004) 600 exemplaires, 25 critiques
The Fat Man in History and Other Stories (1974) 426 exemplaires, 5 critiques
30 Days in Sydney: A Wildly Distorted Account (2001) 379 exemplaires, 6 critiques
A Long Way from Home (2018) — Auteur — 377 exemplaires, 23 critiques
Amnesia (2014) 364 exemplaires, 26 critiques
The Big Bazoohley (1995) 268 exemplaires, 1 critique
Collected Stories (1994) 211 exemplaires, 3 critiques
Exotic Pleasures (1981) 109 exemplaires
War Crimes (1979) 59 exemplaires
Until the End of the World [1991 film] (1991) — Screenwriter — 38 exemplaires
A Letter to Our Son (1994) 26 exemplaires
American Dreams (1974) 6 exemplaires, 1 critique
The Chance 4 exemplaires
Report on the Shadow Industry 3 exemplaires, 1 critique
Do You Love Me? (1996) 2 exemplaires
Thirteen moons 1 exemplaire
De Doder En De Danseres 1 exemplaire, 1 critique
Peeling [short story] 1 exemplaire
Close to the Sun 1 exemplaire

Oeuvres associées

Plainsong (1999) — Introduction, quelques éditions5,611 exemplaires, 209 critiques
The future dictionary of America (2004) — Contributeur — 631 exemplaires, 3 critiques
The Art of the Story: An International Anthology of Contemporary Short Stories (1999) — Contributeur — 354 exemplaires, 6 critiques
Sudden Fiction International: Sixty Short-Short Stories (1989) — Contributeur — 213 exemplaires
Granta 70: Australia - The New New World (2000) — Contributeur — 167 exemplaires, 1 critique
Granta 24: Inside Intelligence (1988) — Contributeur — 152 exemplaires
Granta 108: Chicago (2009) — Contributeur — 144 exemplaires, 1 critique
Know the Past, Find the Future: The New York Public Library at 100 (2011) — Contributeur — 118 exemplaires, 3 critiques
The Granta Book of the Family (1995) — Contributeur — 88 exemplaires
Rotten English: A Literary Anthology (2007) — Contributeur — 76 exemplaires, 1 critique
The Penguin Century of Australian Stories (2000) — Contributeur — 74 exemplaires
The Best Australian Science Fiction: A Fifty Year Collection (2004) — Contributeur — 65 exemplaires
Centaurus: The Best of Australian SF (1999) — Contributeur — 42 exemplaires
Into the Widening World: International Coming-of-Age Stories (1995) — Contributeur — 28 exemplaires
Australian Literature: An Anthology of Writing from the Land Down Under (1993) — Contributeur — 27 exemplaires, 1 critique
Oscar and Lucinda [1997 film] — Original book — 24 exemplaires
Australian Love Stories: An Anthology (1997) — Contributeur — 17 exemplaires
Classic Australian Short Stories (1974) — Contributeur — 13 exemplaires


Partage des connaissances

Nom légal
Carey, Peter Philip
Date de naissance
Lieu de naissance
Bacchus Marsh, Victoria, Australië
Lieux de résidence
Bacchus Marsh, Victoria, Australia
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Queensland, Australia
London, England, UK
New York, New York, USA (tout afficher 7)
Bellingen, New South Wales, Australia
Geelong Grammar School
Monash University
short-story writer
advertising copywriter
creative writing teacher (New York University)
writing instructor (Princeton University)
director of MFA program (Hunter College)
American Academy of Arts and Letters (2016)
Order of Australia
Prix et distinctions
Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature (1989)
Fellow of the Australian Academy of Humanities
Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Man Booker International Prize Finalist (2007, 2009)
Amanda Urban (ICM)
Courte biographie
Peter Carey is an Australian novelist. Carey has won the Miles Franklin Award three times and is frequently named as Australia's next contender for the Nobel Prize in Literature. Carey won his first Booker Prize in 1988 for Oscar and Lucinda, and won for the second time in 2001 with True History of the Kelly Gang. In May 2008 he was nominated for the Best of the Booker Prize. In addition to writing fiction, he collaborated on the screenplay of the film Until the End of the World with Wim Wenders and is executive director of the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program at Hunter College, part of the City University of New York.



November 2015: Peter Carey à Monthly Author Reads (Janvier 2022)
Peter Carey's "Wrong About Japan" à Japanese Culture (Février 2010)


Great storyteller on topics I knew nothing of (i.e. Charles Babbage, automata, horology) with each alternating century's tale as compelling as the other. Gobbled it up creating accusations of "bookworm!"
featherbooks | 35 autres critiques | May 7, 2024 |
Sydney, and Australia even, have not been high on my hit-list of must-see places. Till now. Now Peter Carey's made me want to go. This is a thoroughly idiosyncratic take on the city. You won't read about its monuments or its foodie credentials. But you will have a take on its history and how it came from being home to the aboriginal people to a convict settlement, to a busy and often beautiful city on a stunning coastline. This via a series of escapades and conversations with groups of old friends there. It's pacey, funny, eccentric. Read it.… (plus d'informations)
Margaret09 | 5 autres critiques | Apr 15, 2024 |
An entertaining picaresque novel, in which a French nobleman, Olivier de Garmont, and John Larrit, an Englishman with a most complicated and difficult past lived variously in England, Australia and France, find their lives inextricably linked.

Parrot, or Perriquet, as Larrit often calls himself, is a reluctant servant, whose real talent is as an engraver. Garmont is loosely based on the life of aristocrat Alexis de Toqueville, and is an unlikely commentator on the state of American prisons and democratic society. A nobleman brought up with no democratic ideals, but plenty of neuroses, Olivier finds life in America difficult until he falls in love. Parrot is the man he constantly refers to and summons back when life gets tough.

Unable either to live together or without each other, the two men live through adventurous times in improbable but entertaining ways. The novel is also something of a commentary on France and America during a period of transition. A playful, entertaining and often thought-provoking read.
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Margaret09 | 67 autres critiques | Apr 15, 2024 |
Delightful. Carey has always been terrific to read and this is another highly pleasurable and thought provoking novel. In terms of style and delivery there is a little of John Irving about him.
DavidRFWarner | 67 autres critiques | Mar 20, 2024 |


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