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Thomas Keneally

Thomas Keneally, (born October 7, 1935, Sydney, Australia), Australian writer best known for his historical novels. Keneally's characters are gripped by their historical and personal past, and decent individuals are portrayed at odds with systems of authority. At age 17 Keneally entered a Roman Catholic seminary, but he left before ordination; the ... See full bio »

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Known For

Schindler's List
(1993)
Silver City
Silver City Writer
(1984)
Essington
Essington Writer
(1974)
The Devil's Playground
The Devil's Playground Father Marshall
(1976)

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 2018 The Great Hunger (screenplay) (pre-production)
 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
 1980 The World on Monday (TV Series) (script - 1 episode)
- Ned Kelly: The Making of a Myth (1980) ... (script)
 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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Other Works:

(September 3 to October 29, 1989) His novel, "The Playmaker was the basis for Timberlake Wertenbaker's play, "Our Country's Good," in an American premiere at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California with Caitlin Clarke in the cast. Max Stafford-Clark and Les Waters were directors. See more »

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Alternate Names:

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Personal Quote:

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 »

Trivia:

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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Star Sign:

Libra

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