Peter Carey papers

Peter Carey's G4 laptop and manuscripts

The Library's purchase of the Peter Carey papers provides a fascinating glimpse into the creative mind of one of Australia's most celebrated authors.

The highlights in this important collection of papers include the publisher's manuscripts for Carey's bestseller True history of the Kelly Gang, along with a number of working notebooks belonging to the Booker Prize–winning author.

The collection also includes typescripts, complete electronic drafts and corrected hardcopy drafts of Carey's novels Wrong about Japan, Theft: a love story and My life as a fake.

'a fascinating glimpse into the creative mind of one of Australia's most celebrated authors'