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Morrissey, Doug. "The Silliest Ned Kelly Movie Yet." Quadrant Magazine , vol. 63, no. 11, 2019

"A Long Way from Home." New Yorker, vol. 94, no. 5, 2018

Wagner, Erica. "Land Built on Bones." New Statesman, vol. 147, no. 5403, 2018

Gamerman, Ellen. "Peter Carey on His Cyber Thriller Amnesia." Wall Street Journal, 9 Jan. 2015

Pinkston, Jacob. "A Writer's Story of a Hacker's Life." Antipodes, vol. 29, no. 1, 2015

O'Toole, Fintan. "Peter Carey's Hidden History." New York Review of Books, vol. 62, no. 8,  2015

Bethune, Brian. "The Heavy Hitters Are Back." Maclean's , vol. 127, no. 51-52, 2013

Moran, Tom. "Intricate Mechanical Swan." Antipodes, vol. 27, no. 1, 2013

Motion, Andrew. "The Chemistry of Tears by Peter Carey." The Guardian, 6 Apr. 2012

Miller, Andrew. "Set in Motion." The New York Times, 25 May 2012

Korman, Ken. "An Education." Sound & Vision, vol. 75, no. 4, 2010

Luck, Geoffrey. "Peter Carey's Bootleg Tocqueville." Quadrant Magazine, vol. 54, no. 11, 2010

Mallon, Thomas. "Tocqueville: The Novel." The New York Times, 16 Apr. 2010

Le Guin, Ursula K. "Parrot and Olivier in America by Peter Carey." The Guardian, 30 Jan. 2010

Bliss, Carolyn. "His Illegal Self." World Literature Today, vol. 82, no. 5, 2008

Schillinger, Liesl. "Child of the Revolution." The New York Times, 10 Feb. 2008

Ness, Patrick. "The Sacred in the Profane." The Guardian, 27 May 2006

Wyndham, Susan. "A Love-Hate Story." The Sydney Morning Herald, 1 Apr. 2006

Gorra, Michael. "Fabulous Forgeries." The Atlantic, vol. 292, no. 4, 2003

Lee, Hermione. "Great Extrapolations." The Guardian, 28 Sep. 1997



Birnbaum, Robert. "An Interview with Peter Carey." The Morning News, 16 Dec. 2003

McCrum, Robert. "Reawakening Ned." The Observer, 7 Jan. 2001



Brindle, Kym. "Faded Ink: The Material Trace of Handwriting in Neo-Victorian Fiction." Victoriographies 1790-1914, vol. 9, no. 3, 2019

Estey-Burtt, Brandi. "'Ripped and Tortured Skin': Mapping the Body in Peter Carey's Jack Maggs." ARIEL, vol. 50, no. 2-3, 2019

Huddart, David. "Bearing the Future: Peter Carey’s Australia-to-come." Parallax, vol. 24, no. 1, 2018

Tilney, Martin. "Cohesive Harmony and Theme in Peter Carey’s 'The Last Days of a Famous Mime'." Language & Literature, vol. 27, no. 1, 2018

Corbett, Claire. "Nowhere to Run: Repetition Compulsion and Heterotopia in the Australian Post-Apocalypse-from 'Crabs' to Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome." Science Fiction Film and Television, vol. 10, no. 3, 2017

Osteen, Mark. "Hideous Progeny: Forgery, Frankenstein, and Peter Carey's My Life as a Fake." Papers on Language and Literature, vol. 53, no. 4, 2017

Staniforth, Martin. "'Shades of the Prison House': Reading Richard Flanagan's The Narrow Road to the Deep North and Peter Carey's Amnesia." Journal of Postcolonial Writing, vol. 53, no. 5, 2017

Collier, Gordon. "Metonyms of Mood and Condition: The Semiosis of Habitation in Selected Australian Fiction since Patrick White." The Cross-Cultural Legacy: Critical and Creative Writings in Memory of Hena Maes-Jelinek, Collier et al. (eds.), 2016

Delrez, Marc. "Mourning and Metafiction in Peter Carey’s Chemistry of Tears." The Cross-Cultural Legacy: Critical and Creative Writings in Memory of Hena Maes-Jelinek, Collier et al. (eds.), 2016

Dahlstrom, James. "The Unusual Life of Gough Whitlam: Peter Carey's Tristan Smith." Journal of Language, Literature and Culture, vol. 62, no. 1, 2015

Johnson, A. Frances. "Speaking in Tongues: The Novelist as Historiographic Fool." Australian Fiction As Archival Salvage : Making and Unmaking the Postcolonial Novel, Johnson (ed.), 2015

O'Reilly, Nathanael. "Mythology, History, and Truth: Teaching Peter Carey's True History of the Kelly Gang." Antipodes, vol. 29, no. 1, 2015

Wolfreys, Julian. "'Part Barrier, Part Entrance to a Parallel Dimension': London and the Modernity of Urban Perception." Neo-Victorian Cities: Reassessing Urban Politics and Poetics, Kohlke and Gutleben (eds.), 2015

Heino, Brett, and James Dahlstrom. “War Crimes and the Parisian Régulation Approach: Representations of the crisis of Antipodean Fordism.” Journal of Australian Political Economy, vol. 74, 2014-15

Birns, Nicholas. "Underdogs and Beautiful Lies: Magical Realism in the Second World." Critical Insights: Magical Realism, López-Calvo (ed.), 2014

Klonowska, Barbara. "Great Expectations A Hundred and Fifty Years Later: Strategies of Appropriation." Reflections on/of Dickens, Kujawska-Lis and Krawczyk-Łaskarzewska (eds.), 2014

Magedera, Ian H. Outsider Biographies: Savage, de Sade, Wainewright, Ned Kelly, Billy the Kid, Rimbaud and Genet: Base Crime and High Art in Biography and Bio-Fiction, 1744-2000, 2014

Vernay, Jean-François. "Introduction to My Life as a Fake by Peter Carey." Literary Context: World Literature, Salem Press Editors, 2014

Lombard, Erica, and Mike Marais. "Through a Sheet of Glass: The Ethics of Reading in Peter Carey's Oscar and Lucinda." Journal of Literary Studies, vol. 29, no. 1, 2013

Ryan, Maureen. "Cracks in the System: Children in Contemporary Narratives about the 1960s in America." War, Literature, and the Arts, vol. 25, 2013

Davis, Geoffrey V. "Lives of Artists, Identities of Countries: Dependence, Displacement, Identity, and Australia in Peter Carey’s Theft." Engaging with Literature of Commitment, Volume 2: The Worldly Scholar, Collier et al. (eds.), 2012

Glavin, John. Dickens Adapted: A Library of Essays on Charles Dickens, 2012

Huddart, David. "'Figments of My Foreign Imagination': Peter Carey's Sydney and Tokyo." Journeys, vol. 13, no. 1, 2012

Kušnír, Jaroslav. "Lives of Artists, Identities of Countries: Dependence, Displacement, Identity, and Australia in Peter Carey's Theft." Engaging with Literature of Commitment, Volume 2: The Worldly Scholar, Collier et al. (eds.), 2012

Mathews, Peter. "On the Genealogy of Democracy: Reading Peter Carey's Parrot and Olivier in America." Australian Literary Studies, vol. 27, no. 2, 2012

Reeve, Victoria. "Emotion and Narratives of Heartland: Kim Scott's Benang and Peter Carey's Jack Maggs." Journal of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature, vol. 12, no. 3, 2012

Wilson, Janet. "Antipodean Rewritings of Great Expectations: Peter Carey's Jack Maggs (1997) and Lloyd Jones's Mister Pip (2007)." The Shadow of the Precursor, Glenn et al. (eds.), 2012

Brantlinger, Patrick. "Notes on the Postmodernity of Fake(?) Aboriginal Literature." Postcolonial Studies, vol. 14, no. 4, 2011

Dunlop, Nicholas. "A Few Words about the Role of the Cartographers: Mapping and Postcolonial Resistance in Peter Carey's 'Do You Love Me?'." Postcolonial Spaces: The Politics of Place in Contemporary Culture, Teverson and Upstone (eds.), 2011

Holmes, Chris. "What the World Leaves Behind: Ready-Made Translations and the 'Closed Book' in the Postcolonial Novel." Literature, Geography, Translation: Studies in World Writing, Alvstad et al. (eds.), 2011

MacLeod, Lewis. "'Any Educated Person Would Know': Cosmopolitan Aesthetics, Good Taste, and 'Knowing Better' in Peter Carey's My Life as a Fake." ARIEL, vol. 42, no. 1, 2011

Squeo, Alessandra, et al. "Antipodean Perspectives in Peter Carey's Jack Maggs." Textus, vol. 24, no. 2,2011

Gaile, Andreas. Rewriting History: Peter Carey's Fictional Biography of Australia, 2010

Gallagher, Jodi. "'Relaxed and Comfortable': [Peter] Carey, [Kate] Grenville and the Politics of the History Novel." Remaking Literary History, Groth and Sheehan (eds.), 2010

Sadoff, Dianne F. "The Neo-Victorian Nation at Home and Abroad: Charles Dickens and Traumatic Rewriting." Neo-Victorian Tropes of Trauma: The Politics of Bearing After-Witness to Nineteenth-Century Suffering, Kohlke and Gutleben (eds.), 2010

Snodgrass, Mary Ellen. Peter Carey: A Literary Companion, 2010

Zapata, Sarah. "Revisiting Australia: Historical Fabrications, Telling Histories/Stories, and Other Colonial Delusions in Peter Carey's My Life as a Fake." Postcolonial Issues in Australian Literature, 2010

Adami, Valentina. "The Role of the Reader in Peter Carey's and Frank Moorhouse's 1970s Short Stories." Anglistik, vol. 20, no. 2, 2009

Brosch, Renate. "Vernacular Landscape." Word & Image in Colonial and Postcolonial Literatures and Cultures, Meyer (ed.), 2009

Driesen, Cynthia vanden. "Rewriting Europe: [Peter) Carey's Jack Maggs and [David] Malouf's Remembering Babylon." A Sea for Encounters: Essays Towards a Postcolonial Commonwealth, Barthet (ed.), 2009

Smyth, Heather. "Mollies Down Under: Cross-Dressing and Australian Masculinity in Peter Carey's True History of the Kelly Gang." Journal of the History of Sexuality, vol. 18, no. 2, 2009

Dunlop, Nicholas. "Cartographic Conspiracies: Maps, Misinformation, and Exploitation in Peter Carey's 'American Dreams'." Antipodes, vol. 22, no. 1, 2008

Heinke, Jörg. "The Resistance to Being (Em)Braced: Peter Carey's Jack Maggs and David Malouf's Johnno." Embracing the Other: Addressing Xenophobia in the New Literatures in English, Mohr (ed.), 2008

Bliss, Carolyn. "Peter Carey." A Companion to Australian Literature since 1900, Birns and McNeer (eds.), 2007

Eggert, Paul. "The Bushranger's Voice: Peter Carey's True History of the Kelly Gang (2000) and Ned Kelly's 'Jerilderie Letter' (1879)." College Literature, vol. 34, no. 3, 2007

Jones, Radhika. "Peter Carey: The Art of Fiction." The Paris Review Interviews, vol. 2, 2007

Ramsey-Kurz, Helga. "Tokens or Totems? Eccentric Props in Postcolonial Re-Enactments of Colonial Consecration." Literature & Theology, vol. 21, no. 3, 2007

Ryan-Fazilleau, Sue. "The Unusual Life of Tristan Smith and the 'Pain of Unbelonging'." The Pain of Unbelonging: Alienation and Identity in Australasian Literature, Collingwood-Whittick (ed.), 2007

Rubik, Margarete. "Provocative and Unforgettable: Peter Carey's Short Fiction – A Cognitive Approach." European Journal of English Studies, vol. 9, no. 2, 2005

Ryan-Fazilleau, Sue. "Bob's Dreaming: Playing with Reader Expectations in Peter Carey's Oscar and Lucinda." Rocky Mountain Review of Language & Literature, vol. 59, no. 1, 2005

Yelin, Louise. "In Another Place: Postcolonial Perspectives on Reading." Reading Sites: Social Difference and Reader Response, Schweickart and Flynn (eds.), 2004

Woodcock, Bruce. "Peter Carey." Contemporary World Writers, 2003

Lobe, Cliff. "Reading the 'Remembered World': Carceral Architecture and Cultural Mnemonics in Peter Carey's Illywhacker." Mosaic, vol. 35, no. 4, 2002

Thieme, John.  Postcolonial Con-Texts: Writing Back to the Canon, 2001




A Long Way From Home (2017)

Amnesia (2014)

The Chemistry of Tears (2012)

Parrot and Olivier in America (2010)

His Illegal Self (2008)

Theft: A Love Story (2006)

My Life as a Faje (2003)

True History of the Kelly Gang (2000)

Jack Maggs (1997)

The Unusual Life of Tristan Smith (1994)

The Tax Inspector (1991)

Oscar and Lucinda (1988)

Illywhacker (1985)

Bliss (1981)


Children's and Young Adult's Books

The Big Bazoohley: A Story for Children (1995)


Short Story Collections

War Crimes (1979)

The Fat Man in History (1974)



Until the End of the World (1991)

Bliss (1985)


Essays/Articles/Non-Fiction/Short Stories

Wrong about Japan (2005)

30 Days in Sydney: A Wildly Distorted Account (2001)

Letter From New York (2001)

A Letter To Our Son (1994)

"Contacts." Under Twenty-Five: An Anthology, O'Donovan et al. (eds.), 1966



Carey, Peter. The True History of the Kelly Gang (Trailer). YouTube, 2020

Halliwell, Michael. "Operatic Mythmaking and Bliss: Peter Carey's Novel as Film and Opera." Musicology Australia, vol. 34, no. 2, 2012

Dixon, Robert. "Peter Carey's and Ray Lawrence's Bliss (1985): Fiction, Film and Power." Studies in Australasian Cinema, vol. 3, no. 3, 2010

Johinke, Rebecca. "Not Quite Mad Max: Brian Trenchard-Smith's Dead End Drive-In." Studies in Australasian Cinema, vol. 3, no. 3, 2010

Rayner, Jonathan. "Adapting Australian Film: Ray Lawrence from Bliss to Jindabyne." Studies in Australasian Cinema, vol. 3, no. 3, 2010

Lucas, Rose. "Oscar and Lucinda: Gillian Armstrong, Australia, 1998." The Cinema of Australia and New Zealand, Meyer and Beattie (eds.), 2007

Armstrong, Gillian. Oscar and Lucinda (Trailer). YouTube, 1997

Trenchard-Smith, Brian. Dead End Drive-In (Trailer). YouTube, 1986


Audio and Audiovisual Material

"Imagining Ned Kelly: Interview with Peter Carey." Culture Victoria, 10 Jun. 2015