Tom Keneally


Tom Keneally won the Booker Prize in 1982 with Schindler's Ark, later made into the Steven Spielberg Academy Award-winning film Schindler's List. His non-fiction includes the memoir Searching For Schindler and Three Famines, an LA Times Book of the Year, and the histories The Commonwealth Of Thieves, The Great Shame and American Scoundrel. His fiction includes Shame and the Captives, The Daughters Of Mars, The Widow And Her Hero (shortlisted for the Prime Minister's Literary Award), An Angel In Australia and Bettany's Book. His novels The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith, Gossip from the Forest, and Confederates were all shortlisted for the Booker Prize, while Bring Larks and Heroes and Three Cheers For The Paraclete won the Miles Franklin Award. The People's Train was longlisted for the Miles Franklin Award and shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers Prize, South East Asia division.

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Tom Keneally is one of Australia’s and the world’s most successful writers, having been nominated three times for the Booker Prize and winning it once. This year he celebrates 50 years in book publishing. His first ever novel, THE PLACE AT WHITTON has been specially reprinted for this occasion.

Feb 28

Adelaide Writers' Week

by Random House Australia on 28 February 2014

Adelaide Writers' Week is coming up soon! Take a look at just some of our authors that will be attending and be sure to go to the official website for the full program.

Books by Tom Keneally