March 20, 2009, Newsletter Issue #298: Thomas Keneally

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Keneally, Thomas , 1935–, Australian novelist, b. Sydney. For a time a student of religion, and later of law, Keneally has ranged over a wide spectrum in his many novels, including the American Civil War, Nazi Germany, and rugby. Keneally insists that he must try to re-create the experience of his subjects; thus the authentic flavor of works such as Schindler´s Ark (1982, published in the United States as Schindler´s List), the novelistic treatment of a businessman who saved the lives of many Jews during the Holocaust, probably his best-known work. His other novels include A Family Madness (1985), To Asmara (1989), Flying Hero Class (1991), Woman of the Inner Sea (1993), and A River Town (1995). The Great Shame (1999), a nonfiction work, explores the fates of 19th-century Irishmen forced to emigrate to Australia.

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