Peter Carey, Australian Writer

Award-winning Australian novelist Peter Carey talks to Mike Williams about his life and work, and the differences between his native Australia, and adopted home of New York.

His latest book is set in America, where Carey says democracy is in peril because children no longer read and are bombarded by popular culture.

Listen to Peter Carey discussing writing, politics and his personal history in conversation with Mike Williams on The Interview.

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28 minutes

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Mon 18 Oct 2010 03:32 GMT

BBC World Service Archive

BBC World Service Archive

This programme was restored as part of the World Service archive project