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Schindler's Ark : Winner of the 1982 Man Booker Prize - Thomas Keneally

Schindler's Ark

Winner of the 1982 Man Booker Prize


Published: 16th March 2007
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In the shadow of Auschwitz, a flamboyant German industrialist grew into a living legend to the Jews of Cracow. He was a womaniser, a heavy drinker and a bon viveur, but to them he became a saviour.

This is the extraordinary story of Oskar Schindler, who risked his life to protect Jews in Nazi-occupied Poland and who was transformed by the war into a man with a mission, a compassionate angel of mercy.

About the Author

Thomas Keneally has been shortlisted for the Booker four times and won it with Schindler's Arkin 1982. His novels have been filmed (Schindler's List and The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith) and dramatised (The Playmaker). He has also written several works of non-fiction including Homebush Boy, a memoir.


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    Comments about Schindler's Ark:

    great book it describes the horrors that the jewish people underwent under the facist regime.

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    An extraordinary achievement Graham Greene Brilliantly detailed, moving, powerful and gripping The Times Thomas Keneally has done marvellous justice to a marvellous story Sunday Times Keneally is a superb storyteller. With SCHINDLER'S ARK he has given us his best book yet, a magnificent novel which held me from the first page to the last Alan Sillitoe This remarkable book has the immediacy and the almost unbearable detail of a thousand eye witnesses who forgot nothing New York Times Book Review

    Thomas Keneally

    Thomas Keneally won the Booker Prize in 1982 with Schindler's Ark, later made into the Academy Award-winning film Schindler's List by Steven Spielberg. His non-fiction, includes the memoir Searching For Schindler and Three Famines, an LA Times Book of the Year, and the histories The Commonwealth Of Thieves, The Great Shame and American Scoundrel.

    His fiction, includes The Daughters Of Mars, The Widow And Her Hero (shortlisted for the Prime Minister's Literary Award), An Angel In Australia and Bettany's Book. His novels The Chant of Jimmy Blacksmith, Gossip from the Forest, and Confederates were all shortlisted for the Booker Prize, while Bring Larks and Heroes and Three Cheers For The Paraclete won the Miles Franklin Award. The People's Train was longlisted for the Miles Franklin Award and shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers Prize, South East Asia division.

    Visit Thomas Keneally's Booktopia Author Page

    ISBN: 9780340936290
    ISBN-10: 0340936290
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 432
    Published: 16th March 2007
    Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
    Country of Publication: GB
    Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 13.7  x 2.8
    Weight (kg): 0.27
    Edition Number: 1