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'War crimes' [screenplay] (1988-1989) (unpublished)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

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.

Until the end of the world [screenplay] (1991)

Screenplay by Peter Carey and Wim Wenders. After an original story by Wim Wenders and Solveig Dommartin,1990. Movie directed by Wim Wenders. Released by Argos Films, Road Movies and Village Roadshow Pictures, 1991.

Carey, Peter, 1943-

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.

'Low flying' [storyboard] (1976?) (unpublished)

Story board and 25 scenes with illustrations in 49 loose leaves with Window Productions at the bottom of each page and 7 unnumbered pages with layouts for various rooms. Based on the short story by Carey 'Happy story' written in 1973 which was in The fat man in history : short stories (1974).

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