IBNA- Booker Prize-winning romantic novel 'Oscar and Lucinda' (1988) by noted Australian author Peter Carey which tells an unusual love story set in early Australia has been translated into Persian and is available to Persian readership.
The book which imagines Australia's youth, before its dynamic passions became dangerous habits was also won the 1989 Miles Franklin Award and was shortlisted for The Best of the Booker prize. 'Oscar and Lucinda' Has been translated into Persian by Malihe Ghodrati and released by Naghsh-e Jahan Publishing.
Oscar is a young English clergyman who has broken with his past and developed a disturbing talent for gambling. A country girl of singular ambition, Lucinda moves to Sydney, driven by dreams of self-reliance and the building of an industrial Utopia. Together this unlikely pair create and are created by the spectacle of mid-nineteenth century Australia.
The novel partly takes its inspiration from Father and Son, the autobiography of the English poet Edmund Gosse, which describes his relationship with his father, Philip Henry Gosse.
Peter Carey has been named as Australia's next contender for the Nobel Prize in Literature. In addition to writing fiction, he collaborated on the screenplay of the film ‘Until the End of the World’ with German filmmaker Wim Wenders and is executive director of the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program at Hunter College, part of the City University of New York
Some of his other novels are: 'Bliss' (1981), 'Illywhacker (1985), 'Oscar and Lucinda' (1988), ‘The Tax Inspector’ (1991), ‘Jack Maggs’ (1997), ‘True History of the Kelly Gang’ (2000), ‘My Life as a Fake’ (2003), ‘Theft: A Love Story’ (2006), ‘His Illegal Self (2008), Parrot and Olivier in America (2010), ‘Amnesia’ (2014), and ‘A Long Way From Home’ (2017).