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Peter Carey: A Long Way from Home


Mon Mar 05, 2018
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
60 mins


Toronto Reference Library
Bram & Bluma Appel Salon

Peter Carey is the author of fourteen novels, is a two-time Booker prize-winner and has won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize and the Miles Franklin Literary Award, among receiving many other honours. Hear Carey discuss his latest novel, A Long Way from Home, set in 1954 Australia and revealing as much about the country as it does about the three audacious people who take part in the infamous 10,000 mile race, the Redex Trial.


Ticket Holders: Limit two tickets per valid email address. Doors open at 6 pm. Please join us for a cash bar reception starting at 6 pm. As most Appel Salon events are free, it is our policy to overbook. In case of a full program, your ticket reservation may not guarantee admission. We recommend you arrive early.

Room Capacity: Based on fire code regulations the Appel Salon can accommodate seating for 458 in the main room. Seating is on a first come, first served basis. Additional overflow seating as well as standing room is available in the adjoining room.

Accessibility: Toronto Public Library is committed to providing equitable access to library service in a welcoming and supportive environment. A limited number of hearing assist devices are made available to all attendees at the Appel Salon bar. If special seating is required for any of the Appel Salon events, prior arrangements can be made by contacting event staff at

Please contact staff only once you have obtained an event ticket. We may not be able to accommodate requests on the day of our Appel Salon events.

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