Peter Carey

in Bacchus Marsh, Victoria, Australia
May 07, 1943



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Peter Carey was born in Australia in 1943.

He was educated at the local state school until the age of eleven and then became a boarder at Geelong Grammar School. He was a student there between 1954 and 1960 — after Rupert Murdoch had graduated and before Prince Charles arrived.

In 1961 he studied science for a single unsuccessful year at Monash University. He was then employed by an advertising agency where he began to receive his literary education, meeting Faulkner, Joyce, Kerouac and other writers he had previously been unaware of. He was nineteen.

For the next thirteen years he wrote fiction at night and weekends,

Peter Carey isn't a Goodreads Author (yet), but he does have a blog, so here are some recent posts imported from his feed.

What it is like to win the Booker prize, by Margaret Atwood, Hilary Mantel, Peter Carey and more

As the Man Booker prize turns 50 and readers vote for their favourite ever recipient, novelists reveal the highs (and lows) of winning ‘the Oscar’ of the literary world

Reading group: help us choose a Booker winner to read this month

1969:Something to Answer For by PH Newby
1970:The Elected Member by Bernice RubensandTroubles by JG Farrell
1971:In a Free State by VS Naipaul
1972:G by John Berger

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“To know you will be lonely is not the same as being lonely.”
Peter Carey, Oscar and Lucinda

“You could not tell a story like this. A story like this you could only feel.”
Peter Carey, Oscar and Lucinda

“People do not love those whose eyes show that they are somewhere else”
Peter Carey, Collected Stories



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