Collected Stories

Front Cover
University of Queensland Press, 1994 - Short stories - 337 pages
The best of Carey's short fiction features here, drawn from work published previously in his two anthologies "The Fat Man in History" and "War Crimes".

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - Rosemarie.Herbert - LibraryThing

This review has been crossposted from my blog Review from Rose's Book Reviews Please head there for more in-depth reviews by me. 'Collected Stories' by Peter Carey is a set text for one of my ... Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - Cecilturtle - LibraryThing

I did not expect a mix of fantasy and science fiction (although all in various degrees of these genres) and I did not expect such darkness and pessimism. It all seemed to work however. Carey has a ... Read full review


Do You Love Me?
The Last Days of a Famous Mime

17 other sections not shown

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (1994)

Peter Carey was born on May 7, 1943 in Bacchus Marsh, Victoria, Australia. His first two books, The Fat Man in History (1974) and War Crimes (1979), were short story collections. His first novel, Bliss, was published in 1982. At the time he was balancing his writing career with the operation of an advertising agency in Sydney, and his books were not generally known outside of Australia. He began to receive international attention when Illywhacker was published in 1985. He won the Booker Prize in 1988 for Oscar and Lucinda and in 2001 for True History of the Kelly Gang. His other works include The Tax Inspector, Parrot and Olivier in America, and The Chemistry of Tears. He also won the Miles Franklin Award three times. In 2015 he made the Australian Book Designers Association Award shortlist for his title Amnesia. This title also made the 2015 Prime Minister's Literary Awards shortlist.

Bibliographic information