Famous writers, writing… Peter Carey

Peter Carey

[photo: Flora Hanitijo for The Guardian]

Peter Carey on re-writing: 

“If you ever read one of my books I hope you’ll think it looks so easy. In fact, I wrote those chapters 20 times over, and over, and over, and that if you want to write at a good level, you’ll have to do that too.”
It’s good to know that even double-Booker winners don’t get it right first time. So re-draft, re-draft, re-draft…

Read my review of Amnesia and the opening paragraphs of Jack Maggs and Illywhacker.

Peter Carey


‘Illywhacker’ by Peter Carey [UK: Faber] Buy now

See these other famous people, reading & writing:-
Agatha Christie
Joseph Conrad
Benedict Cumberbatch

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