Thomas Keneally


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in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
October 07, 1935

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Thomas Michael Keneally, AO (born 7 October 1935) is an Australian novelist, playwright and author of non-fiction. He is best known for writing Schindler's Ark, the Booker Prize-winning novel of 1982, which was inspired by the efforts of Poldek Pfefferberg, a Holocaust survivor. The book would later be adapted to Steven Spielberg's Schindler's List (1993), which won the Academy Award for Best Picture.

Often published under the name Tom Keneally in Australia.

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Born in Sydney, Keneally was educated at St Patrick's College, Strathfield, where a writing prize was named after him. He entered St Patrick's Seminary, Manly to train as a Catholic priest but left before his ordination. He worked as a Sydney schoolteacher before his succe
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“Whoever saves one life, saves the world entire.”
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“Power is when we have every justification to kill, and we don't”
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“The principle was, death should not be entered like some snug harbor. It should be an unambiguous refusal to surrender.”
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