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I Hate Martin Amis Et Al won the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript by an Emerging Writer, and received many favourable reviews.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

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The Walk

It is 1987, soon after Live Aid, and PR consultant Adrian Burles has a groundbreaking idea: to fly a starving, skeletal Ethiopian to London and over a period of one week have him walk from Heathrow to Trafalgar Square.

The nation is split over the Christ-like figure of the young Mujtabaa, but the stunt hits the headlines, captures the public imagination and the money for African famine relief floods in.

The Walk is a provocative novel that asks difficult questions about the morality of the charity business. How far can you go to prick the public conscience? Does the end of relieving famine justify any means? To what extent is Western affluence responsible for Majority World impoverishment? And can you save yourself by saving others?

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 three novels published: I Hate Martin Amis et al (2010) and The Walk (2017) in the US, UK and Australia, and We All Fall Down (2012) in Australia.

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.

Where To Buy

Copies of I Hate Martin Amis Et Al and We All Fall Down can be obtained in Australia from
Transit Lounge, 95 Stephen Street, Yarraville, VIC 3013.
Or Email: info@transitlounge.com.au

In the US and the UK, copies of I Hate Martin Amis Et Al can be obtained from
Roaring Forties Press, 1053 Santa Fe Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94706.
Or Email: info@roaringfortiespress.com

Copies of The Walk can be obtained from
New Internationalist, The Old Music Hall, 106-108 Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1JE, UK.
Or Online: New Internationalist Publications Limited

E-book editions of all books can be obtained from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.