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Gabrielle Carey Gabrielle Carey i(A24962 works by)
Also writes as: Salami Sisters
Born: Established: 1959 Sydney, New South Wales, ;
Gender: Female
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1 On Being Australian : A Provocation Gabrielle Carey , 2016 single work autobiography
— Appears in: Griffith Review , no. 51 2016; (p. 288-297)

'My 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. I marched with him in peace protests and listened to him address anti-war rallies; I wore a Troops Out badge to Sutherland North Primary School and showed photos of napalmed Vietnamese peasants to friends whose older brothers had been conscripted. Like my father, I exerted little influence.' (Publication abstract)

1 Fraught with Danger and Promise : Re-Introducing Randolph Stow's Tourmaline (1963) Gabrielle Carey , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Island , no. 142 2015; (p. 57-59)
1 The Not so Simple Act of (Collaborative) Reading Gabrielle Carey , 2015 single work essay
— Appears in: The Simple Act of Reading 2015; (p. 135-143)
1 Books That Changed Me : Gabrielle Carey Gabrielle Carey , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 1 February 2015; (p. 16)
1 A Hurry Through Gabrielle Carey , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 30-31 August 2014; (p. 16-17)
'A year after the death of poet Seamus Heaney, Gabrielle Carey recalls a day her heart was caught off guard.'
1 Randolph Stow : An Ambivalent Australian Gabrielle Carey , 2013 single work biography
— Appears in: Kill Your Darlings , January no. 12 2013; (p. 27-37)
1 Books of the Year Stephen Romei , Graeme Blundell , James Bradley , Geraldine Brooks , Gabrielle Carey , Peter Carey , Stella Clarke , Miriam Cosic , Peter Craven , Tegan Bennett Daylight , Michelle De Kretser , Delia Falconer , Tim Flannery , David Free , Peter Goldsworthy , Andy Griffiths , Gideon Haigh , Helen Garner , Sonya Hartnett , Ashley Hay , Evelyn Juers , Thomas Keneally , Richard King , Ramona Koval , David Malouf , Alex Miller , Louis Nowra , Peter Pierce , Felicity Plunkett , Nicolas Rothwell , Jaya Savige , Kirsten Tranter , Geordie Williamson , Tim Winton , Ed Wright , Fiona Wright , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 21-22 December 2013; (p. 14-18)
1 Memories and Regrets from a Literary Life Gabrielle Carey , 2013 extract biography (Moving Among Strangers : Randolph Stow and My Family)
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 2-3 November 2013; (p. 18-19)
'In this extract from her new book, Gabrielle Carey recounts a London pilgrimage in the footsteps of Australian writer Randolph Stow.'
1 9 y separately published work icon Moving Among Strangers : Randolph Stow and My Family Gabrielle Carey , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2013 6388884 2013 single work biography

'Two literary lives defined by storytelling and secrets

'As her mother Joan lies dying, Gabrielle Carey writes a letter to Joan’s childhood friend, the reclusive novelist Randolph Stow. This letter sets in motion a literary pilgrimage that reveals long-buried family secrets. Like her mother, Stow had grown up in Western Australia. After early literary success and a Miles Franklin Award win in 1958 for his novel To the Islands, he left for England and a life of self-imposed exile.

'Living most of her life on the east coast, Gabrielle was also estranged from her family’s west Australian roots, but never questioned why. A devoted fan of Stow’s writing, she becomes fascinated by his connection with her extended family, but before she can meet him he dies. With only a few pieces of correspondence to guide her, Gabrielle embarks on a journey from the red-dirt landscape of Western Australia to the English seaside town of Harwich in a quest to understand her family’s past and Stow’s place in it.

'Moving Among Strangers is a celebration of one of Australia’s most enigmatic and visionary writers.'

1 The Shire Revisited Gabrielle Carey , 2012 single work autobiography
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 4-5 August 2012; (p. 15)
1 An Occasional Free Spirit : Randolph Stow's Satiric Streak Gabrielle Carey , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Westerly , July vol. 57 no. 1 2012; (p. 15-21)
1 Writing Class : You're on Your Own When You Leap Gabrielle Carey , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 26-27 February 2011; (p. 37)
1 Moving Among Strangers, Darkly Gabrielle Carey , 2010 single work autobiography
— Appears in: Westerly , November vol. 55 no. 2 2010; (p. 110-119)
1 My Mother and Mick Gabrielle Carey , 2010 extract essay
— Appears in: The Australian Literary Review , September vol. 5 no. 8 2010; (p. 24, 23, 21)
Gabrielle Carey excavates, as far as possible with the resources at her disposal, the connection between her mother, Joan Ferguson, the writer Randolph Stow and their respective families. Correspondence between Carey and Stow (included in the essay) sheds some light on the relationship and solves some family mysteries for Carey.
1 Truth Is More Dangerous Than Fiction? Gabrielle Carey , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 17 September 2009; (p. 15)
1 13 y separately published work icon Waiting Room : A Memoir Gabrielle Carey , Carlton North : Scribe , 2009 Z1562760 2009 single work autobiography

'When Gabrielle Carey's mother, who is usually pedantically punctual and organised, begins to forget basic things like where she put her purse, Gabrielle knows that something is wrong. Scans reveal a brain tumour, and doctors advise its urgent removal. But there is another urgency at hand. Biding the dreadful passing of time in doctors' waiting rooms, Gabrielle begins to realise how much her mother has left untold, how many questions she still wants to ask her, and how little time there is left for answers.

'Amid organising appointments, looking after her own children, and battling her mother's stubbornly principled idea that she should be left to die, Gabrielle begins to voice the unasked - to attempt to discover the mother whom she has lived with all her life but never truly known.

'In this sharp and honest memoir, we see what it is that families, in all their complex dynamics, can give to each other, and just what they stand to gain when they lay down their arms and let each other in.' (Publisher's blurb)

1 1 Narcissistic Navel Gazing? I Think Not Gabrielle Carey , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian Literary Review , March vol. 3 no. 2 2008; (p. 14, 16-17)
'Part narrative, part philosophical rumination and part memoir, the personal essay is at last touching a chord with Australian readers.' (Editor's abstract)
1 Once More Unto the Beach Gabrielle Carey , 2007 single work essay
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 29-30 December 2007; (p. 9)
'It is nearly three decades since Gabrielle Carey and Kathy Lette shocked Australia with their novel Puberty Blues. Here, Carey revisits the place of her youth, where wonder and pain intersect.' (Editor's abstract)
1 Middle Age a Lust Cause for Women Hit by Desire Gabrielle Carey , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 1 November 2007; (p. 15)
1 What I've Learnt : Gabrielle Carey Gabrielle Carey , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 28 October 2006; (p. 11)