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Sydney Writers’ Festival and Ideas at the House present one of Australia’s finest writers, Peter Carey. The only Australian to have twice won the Booker Prize, Peter speaks with Jennifer Byrne about his extraordinary career and new novel Amnesia. With uncanny timeliness, Amnesia explores the relationship between Australia and America, from the Battle of Brisbane to computer hackers, via the Dismissal, Pine Gap and the great Australian forgetfulness.
Amnesia is Peter at his best: dark, funny, profound and clearly one of our most engaged and radical writers.
“There are few contemporary writers with such a sure sense of narrative pungency and immediacy” — James Wood, New Yorker
“Mr Carey is one of the finest living writers in English. His best books satisfy both intellectually and emotionally; he is lyrical yet never forgets the imperative to entertain.”— The Economist
Peter Carey has published 18 books and his work has been translated into 24 languages. Since his first collection of short-stories, The Fat Man in History, was published, Carey has won numerous awards including the Miles Franklin Award three times (for Bliss, Oscar and Lucinda and Jack Maggs); the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize (for Jack Maggs and True History of the Kelly Gang); and the Booker Prize (for both Oscar and Lucinda and True History of the Kelly Gang).
When Monday 20 October, 7pm
Where Studio | Sydney Opera House
Price $30 + bf
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When Monday 29 September, 7pm - 8pm
Where Eternity Playhouse | 39 Burton St, Darlinghurst
Price $28 ($23 concession)