My Novels

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I Hate Martin Amis Et Al

I Hate Martin Amis Et Al won the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript by an Emerging Writer, and received many favourable reviews.

A well-known and highly regarded Australian writer described it as:
‘Dark and troubling, distressingly funny. It is one of the best debut novels I’ve read. Peter Barry is a massive talent. Exciting, original and dangerous.’ ‘I Hate Martin Amis et al is a devastating tour de force and a brilliant first novel.
Wayne Macauley.

'This is intelligent, provocative entertainment at its best.’
Erotic Review Magazine (UK).

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We All Fall Down

We All Fall Down was selected as one of the ‘50 Get Reading books of 2012’, an Australian Federal Government initiative.

It’s a disturbing, but affecting portrait of family, the workplace, and the costs of playing, or not playing the game. It takes place during the financial crisis of 2007-8, and is about the immorality and inefficiency of modern day business practices, and their often devastating effects on society as a whole and individuals in particular.

‘We All Fall Down is a brilliant book that draws the reader onwards into one man’s nightmare. Utterly gripping’.
Peter Salmon.
Author of The Coffee Story.

My Story

PCD Barry

Peter Barry was born in England, brought up in Scotland and has lived in Australia since 1990, in both Sydney and Melbourne.

He has had two novels published: I Hate Martin Amis et al in the US, UK and Australia in 2010, and We All Fall Down in Australia in 2012. The Walk, his third novel, is due out in April 2017.

Peter has also had many short stories published in Australian literary journals, and was shortlisted for the prestigious Calibre essay prize. He is currently working on another novel and a memoir.

He is married, has three children and lives near Melbourne.