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 Paraclete, Thomas Keneally reads from his newest novel, The Daughters of Mars. The 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.
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...
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