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The unusual life of Tristan Smith [novel] (1994)

The first working title for The unusual life of Tristan Smith was 'Inside the mouse' and the second was 'The Dog, The Duck and The Mouse' (also known as 'Dog, Duck, Mouse'). It was first published in 1994 in Australia by University of Queensland Press and in the United Kingdom by Faber & Faber. The book was written with two sections: Book 1 'My life in Efica' (Chapters 1-58) and Book 2 'Travels in Voorstand' (Chapters 1-56).This subseries includes drafts, complete and incomplete, with details of drafts and versions in the footers of most. Drafts are mainly computer printouts with handwritten emendations, extensive on some drafts; also included are printouts of Carey's computer directory giving details of files which indicate his work schedule. Some folders of 5th and 6th draft material have interleaved sheets of handwritten notes by Alison Summers. The unusual life of Tristan Smith was winner of the Age Book of the Year Award in 1994.

'The pleasure bird' (Exotic pleasures) [short story] (1979)

Typescript draft for 'The pleasure bird' (Exotic pleasures), yellow paper, with emendations including note of back of page 19 'Exotic pleasures 1st complete draft' and on the back of page 20 'The pleasure bird 1st complete draft'. Typescript draft for notes on Exotic pleasures, yellow paper, with emendations, and on first page is the title 'Notes for 2nd draft'. Undated. Exotic pleasures was published as The pleasure bird in Australian Playboy in September 1979.

'War crimes' [screenplay] (1988-1989) (unpublished)

Screenplay by Peter Carey and Bill Bennett. Based on a short story by Peter Carey. Clean and annotated copies of both 1st and 2nd drafts, dated May 1988 and 15 February 1989. Also copy marked: "as presented to producers" and some correspondence dated 1988-1989.

Carey, Peter, 1943-

Correspondence from 1991 to 1994.

Correspondence, book jackets, publicity material, letters from readers, critics, friends, publishers, literary agents, students, literary organizations, fellow writers, professional colleagues and general readers.

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