Monday, May 7, 2012

Happy Birthday Peter Carey

Peter Carey
Happy birthday Peter Carey! The two-time Booker Prize winning Australian novelist was born on this day in 1943.

We here at Book Passage are looking forward to hosting the writer when he visits our Corte Madera store on May 22 at 1 pm. Carey will read from The Chemistry of Tears ($26.00), a story of secret grief assuaged, an automaton, a man and woman who can never meet, an affair, and the fate of the warming world brought to incandescent life in a haunting new novel.

Peter Carey is the author of eleven previous novels and has twice received the Booker Prize - once for Oscar and Lucinda, and once for True History of the Kelly Gang. He is one of only two writers to have won the Booker Prize twice, the other being South African–born J. M. Coetzee. Carey's other honors include the Commonwealth Writers' Prize and the Miles Franklin Literary Award, which he has won 5 times. Born in Australia, he has lived in New York City for twenty years.

Don't miss this special event!

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