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Thomas Keneally

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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 |

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