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The True History of Peter Carey

Few authors wield the skill, consistency and imagination of two-time recipient of the Booker Prize, Peter Carey. A consummate writer and keen observer of life, Peter’s novels span continents and centuries, often zeroing in on Australian identity and the cruel and complex history that formed it. His 14 books include award-winning titles such as Oscar and Lucinda, BlissJack Maggs and True History of the Kelly Gang. Hear one of modern fiction’s most celebrated novelists discuss his – and Ned’s – curious and compelling past, the writers he loves and his storied life in writing with Sarah Krasnostein (acclaimed author of The Believer: Encounters with Love, Death & Faith).