Peter Carey

Photograph: Ashley Gilbertson
Peter Carey
The obsessive, prolific Australian has been short-listed for prizes (e.g., the National Book Award for Parrot and Olivier in America) and won them (e.g., the Booker Prize for Oscar and Lucinda). His latest is The Chemistry of Tears, a story about a damaged collection of people constructing an automaton in two different time periods.
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Event website: http://192books.com