Peter Carey is an Australian author of literary fiction novels. Peter was educated at the local state school until he was 11 and then became a boarder at Geelong Grammar School – a school attended by Rupert Murdoch and Prince Charles. In 1961, he studied science for a single unsuccessful year at Monash University. During a long career in advertising, he worked for a small business that only required him to work two afternoons per week, and he could write as much as he wanted. Peter later moved to New York, where he taught at several institutions.

Peter Carey made his debut as an author in 1974 with the collection The Fat Man in History. Below is a list of Peter Carey’s books in order of when they were first released:

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Bliss(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Illywhacker(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Oscar and Lucinda(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Tax Inspector(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Unusual Life of Tristan Smith(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Big Bazoohley(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Jack Maggs(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
True History of the Kelly Gang(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
My Life as a Fake(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Theft(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
His Illegal Self(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Parrot and Olivier in America(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Chemistry of Tears(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Amnesia(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Long Way From Home(2018) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

The Fat Man in History(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
War Crimes(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Collected Stories(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

30 Days in Sydney(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Wrong About Japan(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price


If You Like Peter Carey Books, You’ll Love…

Peter Carey Synopses: Bliss by Peter Carey tells the story of a man who, recovering from death, is convinced that he is in hell. For the first time in his life, Harry Joy sees the world as it really is, and takes up a notebook to explore and notate the true nature of the Underworld.

The Unusual Life of Tristan Smith is a standalone title by Peter Carey. Tristan Smith becomes the object of the world’s byzantine political intrigues, even as he attains stardom in a bizarre Sirkus that is part passion play and part Mortal Kombat.

The Big Bazoohley by Peter Carey is a standalone novel. With only $50 to their name, Sam and his family arrive in Toronto to sell his mother’s latest painting. Sam is locked out of his hotel room, then kidnapped, and soon finds himself entered for a perfect child competition, for which the prize is an enormous cheque.

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