LITERATURE

Peter Carey
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Author who wrote the Booker Prize winning Oscar And Lucinda in 1988 which was later made into a film by Baz Luhrmann and starring Cate Blanchett.

Peter Carey

The book is considered one of the best 200 novels written since 1950, as deemed by Carmen Callil and Colm Toibin. Callil founded The Virago Press in 1972. She also chaired the 1996 Judges of the Booker Prize.

A previous book Illywacker tells the story of Herbert Badgery, a con-man who bumbles his way through some colourful periods of Australia's history.


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