Thomas Keneally began his writing career in 1964 and has published thirty-one novels since. They include Schindler's Ark, which won the Booker Prize in 1982 and was subsequently made into the film Schindler's List, and The Chant Of Jimmie Blacksmith, Confederates and Gossip From The Forest, each of which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. His most recent novels are The Daughters Of Mars, which was shortlisted for the Walter Scott Prize in 2013, Shame and the Captives and Crimes of the Father. He has also written several works of non-fiction, including his memoir Homebush Boy, Searching for Schindler and Australians. He is married with two daughters and lives in Sydney.
A magnificent book, powerful, harrowing and beautifully written. - Sunday Express Brilliantly detailed, moving, powerful and gripping. - The Times Keneally is a superb storyteller. With Schindler's Ark he has given us his best book yet, a magnificent novel which held me from the first page to the last. This remarkable book has the immediacy and the almost unbearable detail of a thousand eye witnesses who forgot nothing. - New York Times Book Review Thomas Keneally has done marvellous justice to a marvellous story. - Sunday Times An extraordinary achievement. A fine and moving story - Evening Standard An astounding story . . . in this case the truth is far more powerful than anything the imagination can invent - Newsweek