The 2010/2011 Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series—the 30th anniversary season—presents an evening with internationally acclaimed author Peter Carey.
Peter Carey will read from his work, followed by an on-stage interview and book sale and signing, where audiences members can meet the author.
Peter Carey, born in Australia and the author of 11 critically acclaimed novels, is only the second writer to twice win the Man Booker Prize, the highest literary award of the British Commonwealth and Ireland. “Carey is a wily seducer, a mental acrobat who can bound across continents and centuries and make us believe in whatever world he has discovered and imagined,” says Paul Auster. Carey rose to acclaim in the early 70s upon publication of his story collection, The Fat Man in History. His major works include Oscar and Lucinda (winner of the Booker Prize), Illywhacker (shortlisted for the Booker), True History of the Kelly Gang (winner of the Booker), Jack Maggs (based on characters from Dickens’ Great Expectations), and his most recent novel, Parrot and Olivier in America (shortlisted for the Booker). In Parrot and Olivier, “Carey re-imagines Alexis de Tocqueville’s American journey with a verve that is nothing short of captivating . . . one timely work of historical fiction.”