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True History of the Kelly Gang: A Novel (Paperback)

by Peter Carey

How History Becomes Story – Three Novels 4

Historical novels, in particular, allow us to relive the past without the neatness of history, and with all the complexity of the present. Here are three novels that successfully transform fact into fiction.

The Prizewinners 2013/2014 5

With the awarding of the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, the 2013/2014 literary award season is now over, which gives us the opportunity to update our list of prizewinners.

The Ragged Spawn of E.L. Doctorow's Ragtime 6

Doctorow's selective use of historical figures and events lends Ragtime its air of verisimilitude without robbing him of the freedom to imagine and distort and mythologize. It is, for a writer of fiction, the best of all possible worlds.

The Prizewinners 2012/2013 0

With the awarding of the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, the 2012/2013 literary award season is now over, which gives us the opportunity to update our list of prizewinners.

A Year in Reading: Tania James 0

I've missed subway stops many a time due to a good book, but it's a great book that renders you completely oblivious to the hoards of travelers leaving your gate and mass migrating to the other end of the airport.

The Prizewinners 2011/12 0

With the awarding of the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, the 2011/2012 literary award season is now over, which gives us the opportunity to update our list of prizewinners.

The Prizewinners 2010/2011 1

With the awarding of the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, the 2010/2011 literary award season is now over, which gives us the opportunity to update our list of prizewinners.

The Prizewinners 2009/2010 2

With the awarding of the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, the 2009/2010 literary award season is now over, which gives us the opportunity to update our list of prizewinners.

Dissecting the List: An Excursus 1

It's probably its hospitality to debate that makes the "Best Of" list so popular in the first place. One can agree - yes! great list! - or dissent - Where is x? Why no y? - or inveigh against list-making itself, but in any case, the list holds up a mirror to one's own preoccupations. As with any mirror, it is fearsomely hard to look away.

The Prizewinners 2008/2009 8

Ask a Book Question: #72 (Books on the Silver Screen) 10

Call of the Wild: A Review of Peter Carey's His Illegal Self 1

The Prizewinners Revisited 4

And Then There Were Six: The Booker Shortlist 1

The Prizewinners 0