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Thomas Keneally

Thomas Keneally was born on October 7, 1935 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia as Thomas Michael Keneally. He is a writer and actor, known for Schindler's List (1993), The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (1978) and Silver City (1984). He has been married to Judith Martin since 1965. They have two children. See full bio »
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 2012 The People Speak Australia (TV Movie documentary)
 1999 Olympic Glory (Documentary short) (writer)
 1993 Schindler's List (book)
 1988 The Fremantle Conspiracy (TV Movie) (idea)
 1987 Australia (TV Mini-Series documentary)
 1984 Silver City
 1979 Screenplay (TV Series) (book - 1 episode)
- Gossip from the Forest (1979) ... (book)
 1974 Essington (TV Movie)
 1973 Libido (segment "The Priest")
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Won the 1982 Booker Prize for his novel 'Schindler's Ark'. See more »

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Tom Keneally

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Keneally's home in Sydney's Northern Beaches has its own trophy room. In it, hangs pictures, plaques and signed shirts of his beloved Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles rugby league team. He remarked, "Now, these people really are involved in serious magic. Forget the Booker Prize (which he won in 1982 for his book, Schindler's Ark). If Cliffy Lyons (Sea Eagles legend) comes up to me and says, you know, ... See more »


Oskar Schindler's story went relatively unknown for several decades before Keneally wrote it. It was only after emigrating to America that Leopold Pfefferberg (one of the Schindlerjuden) began talking to any author he could find about publishing the story. All were unreceptive. Thomas Keneally only happened to meet Pfefferberg by chance, and upon learning that he was a Holocaust survivor, ... See more »



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