Peter Carey and Hari Kunzru in Conversation

Join two-time Booker winner Peter Carey for a discussion of his new novel, AMNESIA, a provocative, exuberant contemplation of cyber politics and crisis. The story of Gaby Baillieux, a hacker who releases the Angel Worm virus into the Australian prison computer system, setting free thousands of prisoners, AMNESIA not only “responds to some of the biggest issues of our time,” but “reminds us that no other contemporary novelist is better able to mix farce with ferocity, or to better effect” (The Guardian).Carey will be joined in conversation by acclaimed author of GODS WITHOUT MEN, Hari Kunzru.Peter Carey is the author of twelve previous novels and has twice received the Booker Prize. His other honors include the Commonwealth Writers' Prize and the Miles Franklin Literary Award. Born in Australia, he has lived in New York City for the past twenty years.Hari Kunzru is the author of four novels, most recently GODS WITHOUT MEN, as well as a short story collection, NOISE and a novella, MEMORY PALACE. In 2003 Granta named him one of its twenty best young British novelists. He was a 2008 Cullman Fellow at the New York Public Library and is a 2014 Guggenheim Fellow. He lives in New York City.