Peter Carey Receives Honorary Doctorate

On Thursday night in New York City, the University of Sydney conferred the degree of Doctor of Letters (honoris causa) on distinguished author Peter Carey in recognition of his outstanding body of work, which includes thirteen novels, numerous short story collections, and two screenplays.  

Carey’s works have been adapted for stage and film and he is one of only three authors, including J.M. Coetzee and Hilary Mantel, to have won the Booker Prize twice, in 1988 for Oscar and Lucinda, and again in 2001 for True History of the Kelly Gang.  He has also been awarded the Miles Franklin Award three times.

While Carey resides in New York, his novels capture the essence of Australian character and landscape. 

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