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PETER CAREY is the author of twelve previous novels and has twice received the Booker Prize. His other honors include the Commonwealth Writers' Prize and the Miles Franklin Literary Award. Born in Australia, he has lived in New York City for the past twenty years.


Peter Carey is represented by Random House Speakers Bureau (http://www.rhspeakers.com).

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January 13, 2015
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Amnesia
A novel
Written by Peter Carey


Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: January 13, 2015
Price: $25.95

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Amnesia
A novel
Written by Peter Carey


Format: eBook, 336 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: January 13, 2015
Price: $12.99

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Bliss

Written by Peter Carey


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 30, 1996
Price: $16.95

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Bliss

Written by Peter Carey


Format: eBook, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 6, 2011
Price: $12.99

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The Chemistry of Tears

Written by Peter Carey


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 12, 2013
Price: $15.00

A Seattle Times Best Book of 2012

When Catherine Gehrig, a museum conservator in London, falls into grief after her lover’s sudden death, her boss gives her a special project. She will bring back to “life” a nineteenth-century mechanical bird. As she begins to piece the automaton together, Catherine also uncovers the... Read more >
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The Chemistry of Tears

Written by Peter Carey


Format: eBook, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 15, 2012
Price: $11.99

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Fat Man in History

Written by Peter Carey


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 4, 1993
Price: $15.00

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Fat Man in History

Written by Peter Carey


Format: eBook, 192 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 1, 2010
Price: $11.99

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His Illegal Self

Written by Peter Carey


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 10, 2009
Price: $14.95

Seven-year-old Che Selkirk was raised in isolated privilege by his New York grandmother. The son of radical student activists at Harvard in the late sixties, Che has grown up with the hope that one day his parents will come back for him. So when a woman arrives at his front door... Read more >
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His Illegal Self

Written by Peter Carey


Format: eBook, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 5, 2008
Price: $11.99

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Illywhacker

Written by Peter Carey


Format: Trade Paperback, 608 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 30, 1996
Price: $16.95

Carey can spin a yarn with the best of them... Illywhacker is a big, garrulous, funny novel.... If you haven't been to Australia, read Illywhacker. It will give you the feel of it like nothing else I know." -- The New York Times Book ReviewIn Australian slang, an illywhacker is a... Read more >
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Illywhacker

Written by Peter Carey


Format: eBook, 608 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 1, 2010
Price: $12.99

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Jack Maggs
A Novel
Written by Peter Carey


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 22, 1999
Price: $15.95

A New York Times Notable Book of the Year 1998

"Jack Maggs is a dazzling tale of obsession, and Jack Maggs stands as a remarkable character, a resurrected antipodean lag returned to England for vengeance and reconciliation."
--Thomas Keneally

From the Booker Prize-winning author, a vivid and robust novel of Dickensian London--a place... Read more >
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Jack Maggs
A Novel
Written by Peter Carey


Format: eBook, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

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My Life as a Fake
A Novel
Written by Peter Carey


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 4, 2005
Price: $15.95

Fiendishly devious and addictively readable, Peter Carey’s My Life as a Fake is a moral labyrinth constructed around the uneasy relationship between literature and lying. In steamy, fetid Kuala Lumpur in 1972, Sarah Wode-Douglass, the editor of a London poetry journal, meets a mysterious Australian named Christopher Chubb. Chubb is a... Read more >
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My Life as a Fake
A Novel
Written by Peter Carey


Format: eBook, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 20, 2009
Price: $11.99

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Oscar and Lucinda

Written by Peter Carey


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 11, 1997
Price: $15.95

Winner of the Booker Prize

This sweeping, irrepressibly inventive novel, is a romance, but a romance of the sort that could only take place in nineteenth-century Australia. For only on that sprawling continent--a haven for misfits of both the animal and human kingdoms--could a nervous Anglican minister who gambles on the instructions... Read more >
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Oscar and Lucinda
movie tie-in edition
Written by Peter Carey


Format: eBook, 448 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 23, 2011
Price: $11.99

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Parrot and Olivier in America

Written by Peter Carey


Format: eBook, 400 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 20, 2010
Price: $11.99

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Parrot and Olivier in America

Written by Peter Carey


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 11, 2011
Price: $15.95

Two-time Booker Prize-winner Peter Carey’s latest feat of imagination is an irrepressible, audacious, and trenchantly funny novel set mostly in nineteenth-century America.

Olivier—an improvisation on the life of Alexis de Tocqueville—is an aristocrat born just after the French Revolution. Parrot is the motherless son of an itinerant English engraver. Their lives are... Read more >
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The Tax Inspector

Written by Peter Carey


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 4, 1993
Price: $14.00

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The Tax Inspector

Written by Peter Carey


Format: eBook, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 18, 2010
Price: $9.99

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Theft

Written by Peter Carey


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 8, 2007
Price: $16.00

Michael "Butcher" Boone is an ex-“really famous" painter, now reduced to living in a remote country house and acting as caretaker for his younger brother, Hugh. Alone together they've forged a delicate equilibrium, a balance instantly destroyed when a mysterious young woman named Marlene walks out of a rainstorm and into... Read more >
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Theft

Written by Peter Carey


Format: eBook
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 9, 2006
Price: $11.99

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True History of the Kelly Gang
A Novel
Written by Peter Carey


Format: eBook, 384 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

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