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.

Life and Career:

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
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“Whoever saves one life, saves the world entire.”
Thomas Keneally, Schindler's List

“Power is when we have every justification to kill, and we don't”
Thomas Keneally

“The principle was, death should not be entered like some snug harbor. It should be an unambiguous refusal to surrender.”
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October 2015 New School Classics Group Read

1934, Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers, 209 pages
 
  26 votes, 19.3%

1982, Schindler's List by Thomas Keneally, 429 pages
 
  24 votes, 17.8%

1981, Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie, 647 pages
 
  16 votes, 11.9%

 
  9 votes, 6.7%

 
  9 votes, 6.7%

1931, The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck, 418 pages
 
  9 votes, 6.7%

1958, Our Man in Havana by Graham Greene, 220 pages
 
  8 votes, 5.9%

1997, American Pastoral by Philip Roth, 432 pages
 
  7 votes, 5.2%

1971, Maurice by E.M. Forster, 256 pages
 
  6 votes, 4.4%

1939, Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo, 243 pages
 
  5 votes, 3.7%

1997, Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier, 449 pages
 
  3 votes, 2.2%

 
  3 votes, 2.2%

1972, Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino, 165 pages
 
  3 votes, 2.2%

 
  3 votes, 2.2%

 
  2 votes, 1.5%

1963, Hopscotch by Julio Cortázar, 564 pages
 
  1 vote, 0.7%

1905, The Petty Demon by Fyodor Sologub, 352 pages
 
  1 vote, 0.7%

1997, Out by Natsuo Kirino, 400 pages
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

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