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Thomas Michael Keneally

Born: October 7, 1935 (1935-10-07) (age 71)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Novelist
Nationality: Australia

Thomas Michael Keneally AO (born October 7, 1935) also Tom Keneally, is an Australian novelist. Image File history File links Keneally. ... is the 280th day of the year (281st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar). ... The Sydney Opera House on Sydney Harbour Sydney (pronounced ) is the most populous city in Australia, with a metropolitan area population of approximately 4. ... Capital Sydney Government Constitutional monarchy Governor Professor Marie Bashir Premier Morris Iemma (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 50  - Senate seats 12 Gross State Product (2004-05)  - Product ($m)  $305,437 (1st)  - Product per capita  $45,153/person (4th) Population (End of March 2006)  - Population  6,817,100 (1st)  - Density  8. ... For the album by the Kaiser Chiefs see Employment (album) Employment is a contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. ... A novel is an extended work of written, narrative, prose fiction, usually in story form; the writer of a novel is a novelist. ... In English usage, nationality is the legal relationship between a person and a country. ... Insignia of a Companion of the Order of Australia. ... is the 280th day of the year (281st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar). ... A novel is an extended work of written, narrative, prose fiction, usually in story form; the writer of a novel is a novelist. ...

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Life and work

He was known as "Mick" until 1964 but began using the name Thomas when he started publishing, after advice from his publisher to use what was really his first name. [1] He is perhaps most famous for his Schindler's Ark (1982), which won the Booker Prize and is the basis of the film Schindler's List. Many of his novels are reworkings of historical material, although modern in their psychology and style. Schindlers List is a 1993 movie based on the book Schindlers Ark by Thomas Keneally (the book was later renamed Schindlers List as well). ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... The Man Booker Prize for Fiction, also known as the Man Booker Prize, or simply the Man Booker, is one of the worlds most important literary prizes, and awarded each year for the best original novel written by a citizen of the Commonwealth or the Republic of Ireland in... Film is a term that encompasses individual motion pictures, the field of film as an art form, and the motion picture industry. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


He was born in Homebush, New South Wales and educated at St Patrick's College, Strathfield, where a writing prize was named after him. He entered the seminary to train as a Catholic priest, but left before his ordination. He then worked as a schoolteacher in Sydney, before his success as a novelist, and was a lecturer at the University of New England (1968 - 70). He has also written screenplays, memoirs, and non-fiction books. Homebush is a suburb of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, located in the municipality of Strathfield. ... St Patricks College (also referred to informally as St Pats) is an independent, Roman Catholic, day school for boys in years 5 to 12. ... The University of New England (UNE) was originally formed in 1938 as the New England University College, a College of the University of Sydney. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the 1968 Gregorian calendar. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ...


Keneally has also acted in a handful of movies. He had a small role in The Chant of Jimmy Blacksmith (which he wrote) and played Father Marshall in the Fred Schepisi movie, The Devil's Playground (1976) (not to be confused with a similarly-titled documentary by Lucy Walker about the Amish rite of passage called rumspringa). Frederick Alan Schepisi (born 26 December 1939) is an Australian film director and scriptwriter. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Year 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Devils Playground is a 2002 documentary film by Lucy Walker about the alleged Amish rite of passage called Rumspringa. ... Lucy Walker (born in London, United Kingdom) is a screenwriter and film director, mostly of theatrical feature documentaries. ... The Amish (Amisch or Amische) (IPA: ) are an Anabaptist Christian denomination in the United States and Canada (Ontario and Manitoba) known for their plain dress and avoidance of modern conveniences such as cars and electricity. ... According to widespread belief, rumschpringe is a traditional rite of passage in the Amish religious denomination, and describes a period lasting months or years during which adolescents are released from the church and its rules. ...


In 1983 he was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO). He is an Australian Living Treasure. Insignia of a Companion of the Order of Australia. ... Australian Living Treasures are people who have been nominated by the National Trust of Australia. ...


He is a strong advocate of the Australian republic, meaning the severing of all ties with the British monarchy, and published a book on the subject Our Republic in 1993. Several of his republican essays appear on the web site of the Australian Republican Movement. Judicial High Court Lower Courts Constitution State and territory governments Executive Governors and Administrators Premiers and Chief Ministers Legislative Parliaments and Assemblies State electoral systems ACT - NSW - NT - Qld. ... The Australian Republican Movement was founded in July 1991. ...


Keneally is a keen supporter of the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles rugby league team in the NRL. The Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles are an Australian professional Rugby League club in the National Rugby League (NRL), the premier League competition in Australasia. ...


Schindler's Ark

Keneally wrote the Booker Prize winning novel in 1982, inspired by the efforts of Poldek Pfefferberg, a Holocaust survivor. In 1980 Pfefferberg met Keneally in his shop, and, learning that he was a novelist, showed him his extensive files on Schindler. Keneally was interested, and Pfefferberg became an advisor for the book, accompanying Keneally to Poland where they visited Kraków and the sites associated with the Schindler story. Keneally dedicated Schindler's Ark to Pfefferberg: "who by zeal and persistence caused this book to be written." Poldek Pfefferberg was one of the Holocaust Survivors who had known Oskar Schindler, and had been protected by the man. ... There are many famous Holocaust survivors who survived the Nazi genocides in Europe and went on to achievements of great fame and notability. ...


Bibliography

Novels

  • The Place at Whitton (1964)
  • The Fear (1965), rewritten in (1989) as By the Line.
  • Bring Larks and Heroes (1967), winner of the Miles Franklin Award, set in an unidentified British penal colony.
  • Three Cheers for the Paraclete (1968), winner of the Miles Franklin Award, comic novel of a doubting priest.
  • The Survivor (1969), a survivor looks back on a disastrous Arctic expedition.
  • A Dutiful Daughter (1971), Keneally's personal favorite.
  • The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (1972), also filmed. Written through the eyes of an exploited Aborigine who explodes in rage. Based on an actual incident. Keneally has said he would not now presume to write in the voice of an Aborigine, but would have written the story as seen by a white character.
  • Blood Red, Sister Rose (1974), a novel based loosely on the life of Joan of Arc.
  • Gossip from the Forest (1975), tells of the negotiation of the armistice that ended World War I.
  • Season in Purgatory (1976), love among Tito's partisans in World War II.
  • Ned Kelly and the City of the Bees (1978), a book for children.
  • A Victim of the Aurora (1978), a detective story set on an Antarctic expedition.
  • Passenger (1979)
  • Confederates (1979), with Stonewall Jackson's army.
  • The Cut-Rate Kingdom (1980), Australia at war in 1942.
  • Schindler's Ark (1982), winner of the Booker Prize, later retitled Schindler's List.
  • A Family Madness (1985)
  • The Playmaker (1987), prisoners perform a play in Australia 200 years ago.
  • Act of Grace (1985), under the pseudonym William Coyle
  • By the Line (1989), working-class families face World War II in Sydney.
  • Towards Asmara (1989), the conflict in Eritrea.
  • Flying Hero Class (1991), Palestinians hijack an airplane carrying an Aboriginal folk dance troupe.
  • Chief of Staff (1991), under the pseudonym William Coyle
  • Woman of the Inner Sea (1993), Keneally retells a story once told him by a young woman that haunted his imagination.
  • Jacko (1993), madness and television.
  • A River Town (1995)
  • Bettany's Book (2000)
  • An Angel in Australia (2002), also published as Office of Innocence
  • The Tyrant's Novel (2003), an Australian immigration detainee tells his story
  • The Widow and Her Hero (2007), the effect of war on those left behind

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Non-Fiction

  • Moses the Law-Giver (1975)
  • Outback (1983)
  • Australia: Beyond the Dreatime (1987)
  • The Place Where Souls are Born: A Journey to the Southwest (1992)
  • Now and in Time to Be: Ireland and the Irish (1992)
  • Memoirs from a Young Republic (1993)
  • The Utility Player: The Des Hasler Story (1993) Footballer Des Hasler
  • Our Republic (1995)
  • Homebush Boy: A Memoir (1995), autobiography
  • The Great Shame (1998)
  • American Scoundrel (2002)
  • Lincoln (2003), biography of Abraham Lincoln
  • A Commonwealth of Thieves: The Improbable Birth of Australia (2005)

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Drama

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NAME Keneally, Thomas Michael
ALTERNATIVE NAMES
SHORT DESCRIPTION Australian Novelist
DATE OF BIRTH October 7, 1935
PLACE OF BIRTH Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
DATE OF DEATH
PLACE OF DEATH

 
 

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