Peter Carey: The Genesis of Fame
- Karen Lamb
Imprint Critical Studies ISBN 0 207 17642 6
83pp AU$ 9.95
This is a provocative, concise and readable
account of Peter Carey's fiction to The Tax Inspector,
its critical reception and his emerging prominence as
an author. It features key interviews and articles about
him, and includes previously unpublished material from
Carey's own manuscripts and papers.
Karen Lamb was born in England and emigrated
to Australia with her family in the mid-1960s. She has
edited an anthology Uneasy Truces (Penguin 1990) and
currently reviews for the Australian. She teaches at
Melbourne University, and is completing a biography
on the novelist Thea Astley.