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Paul Carter

Paul Carter
Paul D. Carter’s first novel, Eleven Seasons, won the Australian-Vogel’s Award in 2012. He lives in Melbourne and is currently at work on his second novel.

Paul Carter reviews 'Patrick White Speaks' edited by Christine Flynn and Paul Brennan

September 1989, no. 114 01 September 1989
In the early 1970s, Patrick White began to achieve a new public identity. His support for the fight to save Centennial Park from Olympic developers, his endorsement of the Whitlam government, and, of course, his receipt of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1973 transformed a writer aiming ‘to people the Australian emptiness in the only way I am able’ into a personality able to persuade (and ir ... (read more)

Paul Carter reviews 'Disco Boy' by Dominic Knight

June 2009, no. 312 01 June 2009
Dominic Knight’s début novel chronicles a life on hold. Its narrator, Paul Johnson, is a twenty-five-year-old law graduate from Sydney University. Single and living off his parents, he detests his job as a mobile DJ, yet also loathes the prospect of working in a legal firm like his friend, Nige, whose life ‘is a corporate T-shirt saying “work hard, play hard”’. Paul’s comic struggles ... (read more)

Paul Carter reviews 'Game Day: A novel' by Miriam Sved

October 2014, no. 365 01 October 2014
Miriam Sved’s début novel is a structurally innovative portrait of élite Australian football as a juggernaut that leaves lives scrambling and spent in its wake. Its fourteen stories, each told from a different narrative perspective, form a prismatic study of a single season in the lives of Mick Reece and Jake Dooley, two first-year recruits at an unnamed, present-day AFL club. The novel’s tr ... (read more)