Conversations from the Sun Valley Writers' Conference 2005

Thomas Keneally

Thomas Keneally

One of the most successful writers in Australia's history, Thomas Keneally has published more than 30 fiction and non-fiction books and plays.

His works have been shortlisted for the coveted Booker Prize four times, and in 1982 he won the prize for his book, Schindler's Ark, which was later adapted into the movie, Schindler's List.

Keneally is known for taking on the causes of the underdog, such as Australian Aboriginals. His book, The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith, about an Aboriginal, was also made into a movie.

Franklin talked with him about the impetus for his books, about the effect that researching and writing Schindler's List had on him, and about his political work in Australia.

Links

Interview (Fresh Air, 19 March 2004)
Thomas Keneally (from Wikipedia)
Australian Authors: Thomas Keneally

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