Wednesday, April 27, 2011, 7pm, Music Building, $20
E T E R
A R E Y
with Leonard Lopate
is one of only two writers to win the Booker Prize twice. He is the author of many novels, including Oscar & Lucinda, Jack Maggs, True History of the Kelly Gang, My Life as a Fake, Theft, His Illegal Self, and, most recently, Parrot & Olivier in America. Booklist has said of Parrot & Olivier in America: “In his latest imaginative and commanding tale, Carey presents a brilliant and sly variation on the French aristocrat Alexis de Tocqueville…a thrillingly fresh and incisive drama of extraordinary personalities set during a time of world-altering vision and action…sharply funny and profoundly resonant.” The Miami Herald has said: “Carey has twice won the Man Booker Prize and by all rights should be nominated for a third for Parrot and Olivier in America, a novel as big and bold as the country itself. This work showcases Carey at his finest, bringing together all his considerable strengths and obsessions…An utter tour de force.” The Boston Globe has said: “No other Australian writer in our time has succeeded as well as Peter Carey in writing novels that compel the attention of a worldwide audience. His work…occupies a high plane of literary brilliance.” John Updike, writing in The New Yorker, has said of the work of Mr. Carey: “The ingenuity, empathy, and poetic ear that the novelist brings to his feat of imposture cannot be rated too highly.” The Daily Telegraph has said: “Carey is a writer I prize not only for his remarkable Dickensian plots but also for the brilliance of his style…He is the most exuberant stylist at work in English today.” The Los Angeles Time Book Review has said: “We have a great novelist living on the planet with us, and his name is Peter Carey.”
In addition to reading from his work, Mr. Carey will be interviewed by Leonard Lopate.
photo of Peter Carey: Justine Walpole