Thomas Keneally

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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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 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 (screenplay)
 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)
 1972-1974 Behind the Legend (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- William Bligh (1974)
- Douglas Mawson (1972)
 1973 Libido (segment "The Priest")
 1972 The Survivor (TV Movie)
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(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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Judith Martin  (2 children)

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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 »


He was awarded the A.O. (Officer of the Order of Australia) in the 1983 Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services to Literature. See more »



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