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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.

Jack Maggs [novel] (1997)

Working titles for the novel Jack Maggs include 'Mags', 'The Old Dart' and 'The Somnambulist'. This subseries includes drafts (complete and incomplete), off-cuts, proofs and research material. Jack Maggs was winner the Age Book of the Year Award for Fiction 1997, Commonwealth Writers Prize 1998, and the Miles Franklin Award 1998.

War crimes [short story collection] (1979)

Setting copy from the University of Queensland Press for War crimes with notes and two audio cassettes of interviews with Peter Carey about War crimes. War crimes won the New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards 1980.

'Slides for a magic lantern' [short story collection] (1971) (unpublished)

Bound volume for the short story collection 'Slides for a magic lantern' comprising typescript and carbon typescript with some emendations. Short stories are: 'She wakes', 'Separate', 'Up and down the beach', 'Structure', 'A Man needs his dreams', 'Osmosis', 'Shapes', 'One. Two', and 'Eights parts of a whole'.

'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.

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