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Thursday, March 22, 2012

Writer Peter Carey to be awarded Bodley Medal (UK)

Writer Peter Carey to be awarded Bodley Medal (UK)The Bodleian Libraries have announced the latest recipient of the Bodley Medal. The renowned Australian writer, Peter Carey will receive libraries' highest honour following his delivery of the Bodley Lecture (which is to be held for the first time at the Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival on 1 April). The award will be presented by Dr Sarah Thomas, Bodley's Librarian following the event where Peter Carey will discuss his last novel, The Chemistry of Tears, with Peter Kemp, the Sunday Times Chief Fiction Reviewer. Peter Carey is one of the greatest contemporary writers having received the Booker Prize twice, once for Oscar and Lucinda in 1988 and again for True History of the Kelly Gang in 2001. His other honours include the Commonwealth Writers' Prize and the Miles Franklin Literary Award. Born in Australia he now lives in New York City, where he is the director of the Hunter College program in creative writing

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