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Award Winning Books by
PETER CAREY

Parrot and Olivier in America by Peter Carey
120 reviews (2010) (400p) (NBA) (Booker)
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 From the two-time Booker Prize–winning author comes an irrepressibly funny new novel set in early nineteenth-century America.

Olivier—an improvisation on the life of Alexis de Tocqueville—is the traumatized child of aristocratic survivors of the French Revolution. Parrot is the motherless son of an itinerant English printer. They are born on different sides of history, but...
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True History of the Kelly Gang by Peter Carey
162 reviews (2001) (384p) (Booker) (NYTimes) (TIME) (ALA)
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 "I lost my own father at 12 yr. of age and know what it is to be raised on lies and silences my dear daughter you are presently too young to understand a word I write but this history is for you and will contain no single lie may I burn in Hell if I speak false."

In True History of the Kelly Gang, the legendary Ned Kelly speaks for himself, scribbling his narrative on errant s...
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Oscar and Lucinda by Peter Carey
57 reviews (1988) (433p) (Booker)
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 The Booker Prize-winning novel--now a major motion picture from Fox Searchlight Pictures.

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 instr...
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Illywhacker by Peter Carey
14 reviews (1985) (608p) (Booker)
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 The history of twentieth-century Australia is seen through the exploits and adventures of conman Herbert Badgery, as the 139-year-old ""illywhacker"" recalls his diverse careers as an aviator, car salesman, seducer, patriarch, and snake catcher. Reprint. 10,000 first printing. NYT. ...
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Peter Carey Award Stats
Major Prize* Nominations 6  
Unique Books Nominated for a Major Prize* 4  
Pulitzer Prize Wins 0  
Pulitzer Prize Nominations 0  
National Book Critics Circle Award Wins 0  
National Book Critics Circle Award Nominations 0  
National Book Award Wins 0  
National Book Award Nominations 1 Parrot and Olivier in America ·  
Man Booker Prize Wins 2 Oscar and Lucinda · True History of the Kelly Gang ·  
Man Booker Prize Nominations 4 Illywhacker · Oscar and Lucinda · True History of the Kelly Gang · Parrot and Olivier in America ·  
PEN/Faulkner Award Wins 0  
PEN/Faulkner Award Nominations 0  

*Major Prize = Pulitzer Prize, National Book Critics Circle Award, National Book Award, Man Booker Prize, and PEN/Faulkner Award

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