Gabrielle Carey (1959–2023)

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Gabrielle Carey published her first co-written book, Puberty Blues (McPhee Gribble), in 1979. She went on to publish In My Father’s House (Pan Macmillan, 1992), a biography of her father; Waiting Room (Scribe, 2009), a memoir of her mother; and a book of personal essays, So Many Selves (ABC Books, 2006), among more. Her Moving Among Strangers (UQP, 2013) was the joint winner of the 2014 Prime Minister’s Award for Non-Fiction and shortlisted for the 2015 National Biography Award.


On being Australian

MemoirMY FATHER, ALEX Carey, a fourth-generation Australian, was a lefty and an activist, who worked long hours as a university lecturer. But despite – or perhaps because of – being a largely absent father, he was my childhood hero....

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