Some Favorite Writers: Peter Carey

Wednesday May 5, 2010 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM This is a past program

One of the wonders of Carey’s work is that his great, urgent narratives, so turbulent, so dark, so grand, are at the same time animated by such conscious and playful craft, as well as by a profound comic awareness. New York Review of Books

Australian writer Peter Carey is the author of ten novels, most recently, Parrot and Olivier in America and His Illegal Self. He received the Booker Prize twice, first in 1988 for Oscar and Lucinda, and again in 2001 for True History of the Kelly Gang. His other honors include the Commonwealth Writer's Prize, the Miles Franklin Literary Award, and the Age Book of the Year Award. He collaborated on the screenplay for the film Until the End of the World with Wim Wenders. Carey is currently the executive director of the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program at Hunter College, part of the City University of New York.

Public programs are made possible, in part, by a major gift from Ann and Jerry Moss.

Additional support is provided by Bronya and Andrew Galef, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, an anonymous donor, the Hammer Programs Committee, and Susan and Leonard Nimoy.

This series of readings is organized by Mona Simpson, author of My Hollywood, Anywhere But Here, and Off Keck Road. Readings are followed by discussions with Simpson.

Sponsored by the UCLA Department of English and Friends of English.