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  • BOOK REVIEW: ‘The Chemistry of Tears’

    There is something mesmerizing about Peter Carey's novels. His latest work, "The Chemistry of Tears" is no exception. The tale of a grief-stricken horologist and her restoration of a 19th-century automaton is a tale of loss, loneliness and the magic of imagination and inspiration.

  • Winner of Booker Prize to be announced in London

    Six writers, including two-time winner Peter Carey and bookies' favorite Tom McCarthy, were in the running Tuesday for literature's prestigious Booker Prize.

  • Judges, from left, Rosie Blau, Literary Editor of the Financial Times, Frances Wilson, writer, Chair Andrew Motion, Professor of Creative Writing at Royal Holloway College, Deborah Bull, Creative Director of the Royal Opera House, and Tom Sutcliffe, author, broadcaster and journalist, pose for photographers with short listed books during a press conference for the 2010 Man Booker Prize for Fiction in London, Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2010. The judges have Tuesday announced the short listed books, which are Peter Carey 'Parrot and Olivier in America', Emma Donoghue 'Room', Damon Galgut 'In a Strange Room', Howard Jacobson 'The Finkler Question', Andrea Levy 'The Long Song', and Tom McCarthy 'C'.(AP Photo/Akira Suemori)

    Peter Carey, Emma Donoghue up for Booker Prize

    Australian writer Peter Carey moved closer to a literary hat trick Tuesday when he was named a finalist for fiction's prestigious Booker Prize, an award he has already won twice.

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