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Encyclopedia > Peter Carey
Peter Philip Carey

Born: May 7, 1943 (age 63)
Bacchus Marsh, Victoria, Australia
Occupation(s): Novelist, Short story writer, Children book writer
Nationality: Australian
Writing period: 1974-present
Debut work(s): Bliss (novel)
The Big Bazoohley (children book)
The Fat Man in History (short story)

Peter Philip Carey (born May 7, 1943) is an Australian novelist. Born in Bacchus Marsh, Victoria, and after living in Melbourne, London and Sydney, he is now based in New York. He attended the prestigious Geelong Grammar School. He wrote advertising copy in the early days of his literary career. He also collaborated on the screenplay of the film Until the End of the World. Currently, he is director of the Creative Writing Master of Fine Arts program at Hunter College, part of the City University of New York. Image File history File linksMetadata PeterCarey. ... May 7 is the 127th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (128th in leap years). ... 1943 (MCMXLIII) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1943 calendar). ... Bacchus Marsh is a town in Victoria, Australia. ... Emblems: Pink heath (floral)Weedy Seadragon (Aquatic) helmeted honeyeater (bird) Leadbeaters possum (faunal) Motto: Peace and Prosperity Slogan or Nickname: Garden State, The Place To Be, On The Move Other Australian states and territories Capital Melbourne Government Const. ... Employment is a contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. ... A novel is an extended work of written, narrative, prose fiction, usually in story form; the writer of a novel is a novelist. ... This article is in need of attention. ... There is some debate as to what constitutes childrens literature. ... In English usage, nationality is the legal relationship between a person and a country. ... Bliss is a novel by Australian writer Peter Carey. ... May 7 is the 127th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (128th in leap years). ... 1943 (MCMXLIII) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1943 calendar). ... A novel is an extended work of written, narrative, prose fiction, usually in story form; the writer of a novel is a novelist. ... Bacchus Marsh is a town in Victoria, Australia. ... Melbournes Yarra River is popular area for walking, jogging, cycling and relaxing on the banks with a picnic Melbourne (pronounced ) is the second most populous city in Australia, with a metropolitan area population of approximately 3. ... London (pronounced ) is the capital city of England and the United Kingdom. ... This article is about the metropolitan area in Australia. ... Official language(s) English de facto Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  Ranked 27th  - Total 54,520 sq mi (141,205 km²)  - Width 285 miles (455 km)  - Length 330 miles (530 km)  - % water 13. ... Geelong Church of England Grammar School is an Anglican co-educational boarding and day-boarding Public School. ... A screenplay or script is a blueprint for producing a motion picture. ... Film is a term that encompasses motion pictures as individual projects, as well as the field in general. ... Until the End of the World (German: Bis ans Ende der Welt) is a 1991 film by the German-born film director Wim Wenders; the screenplay was written by Wenders and Peter Carey, from a story by Wenders and Solveig Dommartin. ... Hunter College of The City University of New York See also: Hunter College High School Hunter College of The City University of New York (known more commonly as simply Hunter College) is a senior college of the City University of New York (CUNY), located on Manhattans Upper East Side. ... The City University of New York (CUNY; acronym pronounced kyoo-nee), is the public university system of New York City. ...

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Biography

Peter Carey was born in Bacchus Marsh, Victoria, in 1943. His parents ran a General Motors dealership, Carey Motors. He attended Bacchus Marsh State School from 1948 to 1953, then boarded at Geelong Grammar School between 1954 and 1960 before graduating. In 1961, Carey enrolled in a science degree program at Monash University in Melbourne, majoring in Chemistry and Zoology, but cut short his study due to a car accident and a lack of interest in his studies. Bacchus Marsh is a town in Victoria, Australia. ... General Motors Corporation (NYSE: GM), also known as GM, is an American automobile maker with worldwide operations and brands including Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Holden, Hummer, Opel, Pontiac, Saturn, Saab and Vauxhall. ... Geelong Church of England Grammar School is an Anglican co-educational boarding and day-boarding Public School. ... Monash University Monash University is Australias largest university with over 55,000 students. ... Melbournes Yarra River is popular area for walking, jogging, cycling and relaxing on the banks with a picnic Melbourne (pronounced ) is the second most populous city in Australia, with a metropolitan area population of approximately 3. ...


In 1962, he began to work in advertising. He worked at various Melbourne advertising agencies between 1962 and 1967, and worked on campaigns for Volkswagen and Lindeman's Winery, among many others. It was his advertising work that brought him into contact with the writers Barry Oakley and Morris Lurie, who introduced him to recent European and American fiction. Carey married his first wife, Leigh Weetman in 1964. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... Morris Lurie ( b. ...


During this time, he read widely, particularly the works of James Joyce, Samuel Beckett, Franz Kafka and William Faulkner, and began his own writing in 1964. By 1968, he had written a number of unpublished manuscripts, including novels entitled Contacts, The Futility Machine and Wog, as well as a short story collection. Several of these manuscripts were accepted by a publisher, but later rejected. James Augustine Aloysius Joyce (Irish Seamus Seoighe; 2 February 1882 – 13 January 1941) was an Irish writer and poet, widely considered to be one of the most influential writers of the 20th century. ... Samuel Barclay Beckett (13 April 1906 – 22 December 1989) was an Irish dramatist, novelist and poet. ... Kafka redirects here. ... William Cuthbert Faulkner (September 25, 1897 – July 6, 1962) was a Nobel Prize-winning novelist from Mississippi. ...


In the late 1960s, he traveled through Europe and parts of the Middle East, ending up in London in 1968, where he worked in advertising once again. Returning to Australia in 1970, he continued to work in advertising in Melbourne and Sydney. London (pronounced ) is the capital city of England and the United Kingdom. ... This article is about the metropolitan area in Australia. ...


While working in advertising, Carey wrote and published a number of short stories, in magazines and newspapers such as Meanjin and Nation Review. Most of these were published in The Fat Man In History. In 1974, he divorced Leigh Weetman and moved to Balmain in Sydney to work for Grey's Advertising Agency. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Nation Review was a weekly Australian left wing publication, which ran for almost ten years until 1981. ... Balmain is a suburb in the inner-west of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. ...


In the 1970s Carey taught English as a lecteur at the Universite de Paris-Sorbonne.


In 1977, Carey moved to Queensland and joined an 'alternative community' named Starlight in Yandina, north of Brisbane. He would write for three weeks, then spend the fourth week working in Sydney. It was during this time that he wrote most of the stories collected in War Crimes, as well as Bliss, his first published novel. Emblems: Faunal - Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus); Floral - Cooktown orchid (Dendrobium bigibbum); Bird - Brolga (Grus rubicunda); Aquatic - Barrier Reef Anemonefish (Amphiprion akindynos); Gem - Sapphire; Colour - Maroon Motto: Audax at Fidelis (Bold but Faithful) Slogan or Nickname: Sunshine State, Smart State Other Australian states and territories Capital Brisbane Government Const. ... Yandina is a Sunshine Coast hinterland town on the Bruce Highway, approximately 120 kilometres north of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. ... Brisbane (pronounced ) is the capital and most populous city of the Australian state of Queensland, and is the third largest city in Australia, with a population of just under 2. ... Bliss is a novel by Australian writer Peter Carey. ...


Carey started his own advertising agency in 1980, the Sydney-based McSpedden Carey Advertising Consultants, in partnership with Bani McSpedden. In 1981, he moved to Bellingen in northern New South Wales. He married theatre director, Alison Summers, in 1985, and some time around 1990 sold his share of McSpedden Carey and moved to New York, during the writing of The Tax Inspector. This move drew criticism from many, who disputed Carey's right to speak from an Australian perspective while living outside the country. Bellingen, New South Wales is a small town on the North Coast of the Australian state of New South Wales (pop 2800). ... Emblems: Floral - Waratah (Telopea speciosissima); Bird - Kookaburra (Dacelo gigas); Animal - Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus); Fish - Blue Groper (Achoerodus viridis) Motto: Orta Recens Quam Pura Nites (Newly Risen, How Brightly You Shine) Slogan or Nickname: First State, Premier State Other Australian states and territories Capital Sydney Government Const. ... Official language(s) English de facto Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  Ranked 27th  - Total 54,520 sq mi (141,205 km²)  - Width 285 miles (455 km)  - Length 330 miles (530 km)  - % water 13. ... Caries is a progressive destruction of any kind of bone structure, including the skull, the ribs and other bones. ...


In 1998, he provoked further controversy by declining an invitation to meet Queen Elizabeth II after winning the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Jack Maggs, many believing his response to be motivated by his Australian Republican beliefs, though he cited family and personal reasons at the time. Carey later said he had asked for the meeting to be postponed, but the meeting was cancelled by the Palace instead. Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor; born 21 April 1926) is Queen of 16 sovereign states, holding each crown and title equally, though she is more directly involved with the United Kingdom, where the Royal Family resides, and the Monarchy is historically indigenous. ... The Commonwealth Writers Prize was established in 1987. ... Jack Maggs (1998) is a novel by Peter Carey. ... Judicial High Court Lower Courts Constitution State and territory governments Executive Governors and Administrators Premiers and Chief Ministers Legislative Parliaments and Assemblies State electoral systems ACT - NSW - NT - Qld. ...


Awards

Carey has won numerous literary awards, including:

The Booker Prize Illywhacker, shortlisted in 1985; Oscar and Lucinda, 1988; True History of the Kelly Gang, 2001; Theft; A Love Story', longlisted in 2006'. Peter Carey and J M Coetzee are the only authors to have won the Booker Prize twice.
The Miles Franklin Award Bliss, 1981; Oscar and Lucinda, 1989; Jack Maggs, 1998; True History of the Kelly Gang, shortlisted in 2001
The Age Book of the Year Award Illywhacker, 1985; The Unusual Life of Tristan Smith, 1994; Jack Maggs, 1997
The Commonwealth Writers Prize Jack Maggs, 1998; True History of the Kelly Gang, 2001
New South Wales Premier's Literary Award War Crimes, 1980; Bliss, 1982
NBC Banjo Award Bliss, 1982; Illywhacker, 1985; Oscar and Lucinda, 1989
FAW Barbara Ramsden Award Illywhacker, 1985
Vance Palmer Prize for fiction Illywhacker, 1986
Townsville Foundation for Australian Literary Studies Award Oscar and Lucinda, 1988
South Australia Festival Award Oscar and Lucinda, 1990
Ditmar Award for Best Australian Science Fiction Novel Illywhacker, 1986

The Man Booker Prize for Fiction, also known as the Man Booker Prize, or simply the Man Booker, is one of the worlds most important literary prizes, and awarded each year for the best original novel written by a citizen of the Commonwealth or the Republic of Ireland in... Illywhacker is a novel by Australian writer Peter Carey. ... Oscar and Lucinda is a novel by Peter Carey, which won the 1988 Booker Prize. ... True History of the Kelly Gang is a novel by Australian writer Peter Carey. ... The annual Miles Franklin Literary Award is one of the most illustrious events on the Australian literary calendar. ... Bliss is a novel by Australian writer Peter Carey. ... The Age is a broadsheet daily newspaper, which has been published in Melbourne, Australia since 1854. ... The Commonwealth Writers Prize was established in 1987. ... ... The Victorian Premiers Literary Awards were created by the Victorian Government with the aim of raising the profile of contemporary creative writing and Australias publishing industry. ...

Bibliography

Novels

Bliss is a novel by Australian writer Peter Carey. ... Illywhacker is a novel by Australian writer Peter Carey. ... Oscar and Lucinda is a novel by Peter Carey, which won the 1988 Booker Prize. ... Jack Maggs (1998) is a novel by Peter Carey. ... True History of the Kelly Gang is a novel by Australian writer Peter Carey. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...

Children's books

  • The Big Bazoohley (1995)

Short story collections

  • The Fat Man in History (1974)
  • War Crimes (1979)
  • Exotic Pleasures (1990)
  • Collected Stories (1994) - collects all the works from The Fat Man in History and War Crimes, as well as three previously uncollected works.

Short stories

  • Peeling
  • American Dreams
  • Do You Love Me?
  • Crabs
  • Room No. 5 (Escribo)
  • Report on the Shadow Industry
  • The Chance
  • Exotic Pleasures
  • Nature of Blue
  • The Last Days of a Famous Mime

Non fiction

30 Days in Sydney is a book written by Australian novelist Peter Carey. ... Wrong about Japan is a 2005 book by Peter Carey. ...

External links

Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to:
  • Guide to the papers of Peter Carey - held by the National Library of Australia

Peter Carey Website maintained by Rebecca J. Vaughan, hosted by Flinders University Image File history File links Wikiquote-logo-en. ... Wikiquote is a sister project of Wikipedia, using the same MediaWiki software. ... Flinders University, or The Flinders University of South Australia, is located in Adelaide, South Australia and was established in 1966. ...


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Peter Carey - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (799 words)
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.
Peter Carey (814 words)
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.
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