New Letters
On The Air

Thomas Keneally

Fiction

Interviewed by: Angela Elam

Catalog Number: 20140711, 20131220

The acclaimed author of twenty-nine books, including the well-known Schindler's List (originally Schindler's Ark) and the controversial Three Cheers for the ParacleteThomas Keneally reads from his newest novel, The Daughters of MarsThe Australian author reveals what drew him to again write about war--this time World War I--and why he chose to narrate this tale from the perspective of military nurses, in particular a pair of sisters.  Keneally also discusses his early training to join the Catholic priesthood, the importance of writing for social justice, and how he prepares to write his gripping historical fictions. 

| Subject Matter: World War I, Social Justice, Australia, History | Interview Year: 2013 | Genre: Fiction | Awards: Booker Prize for fiction, Miles Franklin Award, Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author Award |

See All audio

    Naomi Shihab Nye

    In part one of this conversation, Arab-American poet Naomi Shihab Nye, whose numerous books of poetry, essays and stories have delighted children and adults alike, reads her poem "Famous" that was recently turned into picture book and discusses wh...

    Jericho Brown

    Guggenheim fellow Jericho Brown describes the joy he finds in writing poetry and how his work helps him examine his world as a gay black man. He talks about some of his poetic mentors—from Emily Dickinson to Alice Walker—and the lesson...

Kansas City Literary Events

Molberg, Zehr, & Cullity

Friday, January 19, 2018
Kansas City, Mo.

News

Writers for Readers

Join us at Writers for Readers November 1st,  an evening celebrating the power of expression through creative writing and reading. 

Shop

Clarion Awards Selection CD Special

Jamaica KincaidJim ShepardGloria Vando & Anika ParisLuis Alberto Urrea, and Alex George, normally $7.99 per episode, this cd collection comes with over $15.00 in savings. Downloads of these programs have been reduced and are available through our archives.