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On Peter Carey: Writers on Writers

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About the author

Sarah Krasnostein

Sarah Krasnostein is the multi-award-winning author of The Trauma Cleaner and The Believer. Her writing has appeared in magazines and journals in Australia, the United Kingdom and America. She holds a doctorate in criminal law.

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Praise for On Peter Carey

‘Whoever thought to match Carey with Sarah Krasnostein had a bright idea that she has beautifully realised.’ —Michael McGirr, The Age

‘[On Peter Carey] is written with intelligence and elegance and provides a clarity of understanding to one of the great Australian novels.’ —Rod McLary, Queensland Reviewers Collective

‘Krasnostein has provided a great service to Carey, and to us as a reading public, because his work has suffered a little from being considered merely brilliant. She is largely indifferent to his stylistic accomplishment. Instead, she goes straight for – there is no other word for it – the soul of Carey’s writing.’ —Tony Hughes-d'Aeth, The Conversation

‘Krasnostein, who moved from America to Australia, interrogates notions of home, history, distance and Carey's Booker Prize-winning novel.’ —Ron Cerabona, The Canberra Times

‘In her extended devotional essay, Krasnostein uses Carey’s True History of the Kelly Gang as a springboard to explore ideas of home, exile and identity. The result is both intimate and erudite.’ —Justine Hyde, The Saturday Paper ‘The 17 best books of 2023’

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