Peter Carey

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Birthday
7, 1943
Birthplace
Australia
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
7, 1943 (age 76)
Birthplace
Australia

About

Australian author who was one of only three writers to win the Booker Prize in 1988 and 2001 for his books Oscar and Lucinda and True History of the Kelly Gang, respectively.

Before Fame

He started working in advertising in 1962 and worked on campaigns for Volkswagen and Lindeman's Wine.

Trivia

He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 1989.

Family Life

He married theatre director Alison Summers in 1985 and they had a son.

Associated With

Like him, author Hilary Mantel won the Booker Prize twice.