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Papers of Peter Carey, 1954-1988 [manuscript]
Bib ID 2583573
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Carey, Peter
 
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Access Conditions Part available for research; part requires permission for research. Not for loan. 
Description [1954-1988] 
1.65 m. (7 boxes) + 1 fol. item. 
Summary

MS 7566 comprises typescripts and drafts of Peter Carey's published and unpublished works, correspondence, eight handwritten notebooks containing ideas for novels and short stories, the transcript of an interview with Van Ikin and school reports. Five of the notebooks contain notes which relate mostly to Carey's novel "Pets" which was later published as Illywhacker. Correspondents include Phillip Adams, Noni Brahm, Clem Christesen, Laurie Clancy, Tim Curnow, Geoffrey Dutton, Brian Kiernan, Colleen McCullough, Frank Moorhouse, Stephen Murray-Smith, Bill Peach, Deborah Rogers (Carey's literary agent), Frank Thompson, Meril Yule, Judah Waten, Richard Walsh and Michael Wilding (7 boxes, 1 fol. item).

Biography/History

Novelist and short story writer. Peter Philip Carey was born in Bacchus March, Victoria, in 1943. He was educated at Geelong Grammar and later at Monash University. His books include The fatman in history (1974), War crimes (1979), Bliss (1981), Illywhacker (1985), Oscar and Lucinda (1988), Jack Maggs (1998), True story of the Kelly gang (2001), His illegal self (2008) and The chemistry of tears (2012). Carey has won the Booker Prize twice, in 1988 and 2001, and the Miles Franklin Award three times, in 1981, 1989 and 1998.

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: MS 7566.

Related Material Papers; Located at; Library, University of Queensland.  Papers and drafts, 1991-2001; and material relating to the Secret history of the Kelly gang, 1998-1999; Located at; State Library of Victoria. 
Cited In

Guide to collections of manuscripts relating to Australia, E360.

Index/Finding Aid Note Finding aid available online. 
Subjects Carey, Peter. -- Archives.  |  Authors, Australian -- 20th century -- Archives.  |  Novelists, Australian -- 20th century -- Archives.  |  Australian fiction -- 20th century.
Time Coverage 1954-1988 
Occupation Authors.  |  Novelists.
Exhibited Exhibited: "Treasures Gallery", National Library of Australia, 7 October 2011 - 15 December 2012. 

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