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In this exclusive interview, Peter Carey, the two-time Booker Prize-winning novelist, talks to Granta editor John Freeman about the origins and inspiration for his forthcoming novel, Parrot and Olivier in America, an excerpt of which appears in Granta 108: ‘Chicago’, Alexis de Tocqueville and the ‘ongoing argument of American democracy’ and the pleasures and perils of writing fiction.

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