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Peter Carey

AKA Peter Philip Carey

Born: 7-Feb-1943
Birthplace: Bacchus Marsh, Victoria, Australia

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Novelist

Nationality: Australia
Executive summary: Oscar and Lucinda

Wife: Leigh Weetman (m. 1964)
Wife: Alison Summers (m. 1985)

    High School: Geelong Grammar School (1961)
    University: Monash University (dropped out)

    Man Booker Prize for Fiction 1988 for Oscar and Lucinda
    Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2001 for True History of the Kelly Gang

Author of books:
The Fat Man in History (1974, short stories)
War Crimes (1974, short stories)
Bliss (1981, novel)
Illywhacker (1985, novel)
Oscar and Lucinda (1988, novel)
Exotic Pleasures (1990, short stories)
The Tax Inspector (1992, novel)
Collected Stories (1994, short stories)
A Letter to Our Son (1994)
The Unusual Life of Tristan Smith (1995, novel)
The Big Bazoohley (1995, juvenile)
Jack Maggs (1997, novel)
True History of the Kelly Gang (2000, novel)
30 Days in Sydney: A Wildly Distorted Account (2001)
Letter From New York (2001)
My Life as a Fake (2003, novel)
Wrong about Japan (2005)
Theft: A Love Story (2006, novel)

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