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Peter Carey

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book.jpgParrot & Olivier in America (Knopf)

Australian-born Peter Carey celebrates his years in America with a larking, picaresque novel based on Toqueville's Democracy in America. Here, Carey expresses his fears about the future of democracy and wishes our citizenry would inform its tastes and opinions by reading more.

Read an excerpt from Parrot & Olivier in America.

Banner image: Screen grab from Australia Post's stamp issue honoring Carey and five other authors.

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Credits

Host:
Michael Silverblatt