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Thomas Keneally was born in Sydney, Australia on October 7, 1935. Although he initially studied for the Catholic priesthood, he abandoned that idea in 1960, turning to teaching and clerical work before writing and publishing his first novel, The Place at Whitton, in 1964. Since that time he has been a full-time writer, aside from the occasional stint as a lecturer or writer-in-residence. He won the Booker Prize in 1982 for Schindler's Ark, which Stephen Spielberg adapted into the film Schindler's List. He won the Miles Franklin Award twice with Bring Larks and Heroes and Three Cheers for the Paraclete. His other fiction books include The Chant of Jimmy Blacksmith, Gossip from the Forest, Confederates, The People's Train, Bettany's Book, An Angel in Australia, The Widow and Her Hero, and The Daughters of Mars. His nonfiction works include Searching for Schindler, Three Famines, The Commonwealth of Thieves, The Great Shame, and American Scoundrel. In 1983, he was awarded the order of Australia for his services to Australian Literature. Thomas Keneally is the recipient of the 2015 Australia Council Award for Lifetime Achievement in Literature. The award, formerly known as the Writers' Emeritus Award, recognises 'the achievements of eminent literary writers over the age of 60 who have made an outstanding and lifelong contribution to Australian literature. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Schindler's List (some editions) 7,329 copies, 89 reviews
The Daughters of Mars 641 copies, 34 reviews
American Scoundrel 427 copies, 9 reviews
The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith 396 copies, 5 reviews
Confederates 273 copies, 1 review
The Playmaker 267 copies, 6 reviews
Searching for Schindler: A memoir 262 copies, 5 reviews
Abraham Lincoln 250 copies, 3 reviews
Woman of the Inner Sea 232 copies, 3 reviews
A River Town 227 copies, 4 reviews
The Office of Innocence 212 copies, 2 reviews
Towards Asmara 185 copies, 2 reviews
Gossip from the Forest 174 copies, 1 review
A Family Madness 170 copies, 3 reviews
Bettany's Book 165 copies, 1 review
The Tyrant's Novel 160 copies, 5 reviews
Three Cheers for the Paraclete 158 copies, 6 reviews
Bring Larks and Heroes 155 copies, 2 reviews
Napoleon's Last Island 145 copies, 5 reviews
Victim of the Aurora 144 copies, 1 review
Shame and the Captives 130 copies, 11 reviews
Blood Red, Sister Rose 123 copies, 1 review
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Crimes of the Father 73 copies, 7 reviews
Jacko 67 copies, 1 review
The Dickens Boy 63 copies, 6 reviews
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Roos in shoes 22 copies
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Our republic 7 copies
Bullies House 4 copies
The Pact 2 copies
1995 1 copy
Voss (Introduction, some editions) 1,297 copies, 20 reviews
Schindler's List [1993 film] (Original Book) 650 copies, 16 reviews
Our Country's Good (some editions) 255 copies, 1 review
The Best American Travel Writing 2005 (Contributor) 209 copies, 1 review
Granta 86: Film (Contributor) 199 copies
Granta 83: This Overheating World (Contributor) 164 copies, 2 reviews
Granta 70: Australia - The New New World (Contributor) 157 copies, 1 review
Granta 91: Wish You Were Here (Contributor) 130 copies, 1 review
10 Short Stories You Must Read This Year (Contributor) 96 copies, 5 reviews
Atlas of the Great Irish Famine (Contributor) 60 copies, 1 review
The Best Australian Essays: A Ten-Year Collection (Contributor) 27 copies, 1 review
Writers on writing (Contributor) 27 copies
The Best Australian Essays 2002 (Contributor) 23 copies
The Best Australian Essays 2004 (Contributor) 21 copies, 1 review
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