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Born: May 7, 1943 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Bacchus Marsh, Victoria, AU Profession: author, screenwriter, creative writing instructor, advertising copywriter

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After college, worked as an advertising copywriter in Sydney, Australia
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Moved to London in the early 1960s and lived there for two years
1965:
Began writing fiction
1974:
Published first book, "The Fat Man in History", a collection of short stories
1981:
First novel, "Bliss", published
1985:
Screenwriting debut, collaborating with Ray Lawrence on the film adapation of his novel "Bliss"
1992:
Contributed to the screenplay for "Until the End of the World", directed by Wim Wenders
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Monash University: -

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Peter Carey teaches creative writing at New York University.

Carey's novel "Illywhacker" was shortlisted for the 1985 Booker Prize.

His novel "True History of the Kelly Gang" was shortlistd for the 2001 Booker Prize.

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"The Fat Man in History and Other Stories" University of Queensland Press
"War Crimes" University of Queensland Press
"Bliss" Faber and Faber
"Illywhacker: A Novel" Faber and Faber
"Oscar and Lucinda" Faber and Faber
"The Tax Inspector" Faber and Faber
"A Letter to Our Son" University of Queensland Press
"The Unusual Life of Tristan Smith: A Novel" Faber and Faber
"Collected Stories" Faber and Faber
"The Big Bazooley" Faber and Faber
"Jack Maggs" Faber and Faber
"True History of the Kelly Gang"
"30 Days in Sydney: A Wildly Distorted Account (The Writer and the City)" Bloomsbury
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