Peter Carey is one of this country’s best-loved and most internationally recognised authors. He has won or been shortlisted for every major literary prize in Australia. His novel A True History of the Kelly Gang won both the Man Booker Prize and the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize. His most recent book is Parrot and Olivier in America, which has just been longlisted for the Miles Franklin Award.
Here, he discusses literary fame and fortune, from Bacchus Marsh to New York.
Peter Carey was born in Australia in 1943. He claims his birthplace of Bacchus Marsh had a population of 4,000. This fact should probably be checked. He was educated at the local state school until the age of 11 and then became a boarder at Geelong Grammar School. He was a student there between 1954... Read more
Louise Swinn is a journalist, editor, critic and writer, co-founder of Sleepers independent publishers, the Small Press Network, and the Stella Prize. Louise edited Choice Words (Allen & Unwin, 2019), a collection of pieces demystifying abortion, and currently works as a journalist with the Aust... Read more
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