Tom Keneally Watch #1

Danna Sue Walker reports on Tom Keneally's visit to Tulsa to receive the Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author Award.

The Mosman Municipal Council gives notice of an author evening, Wednesday 27 February, featuring Keneally discussing his book, Searching for Schindler. Pre-paid bookings are essential.

Review of Victim of the Aurora
On her weblog, "The Indextrious Reader", Melanie reviews the novel and sees comparisons elsewhere: "Although all of the gentlemanly Edwardian explorers give no hint of conflict in their journals, Keneally wanted to approach a situation rife with it. This idea meshes well with another book I've been slowly reading, Francis Spufford's I May Be Some Time. In that book, Spufford examines the Idea of ice in the Edwardian imagination. In this novel, Keneally takes that sublime appeal of the icy wilderness and peoples it with prosaic Edwardian men. It succeeds admirably,
even with a few loose ends left dangling."

Searching for Schindler
Keneally pays tribute to Poldek, "the man behind the man behind" Schindler's List in "Jewish News Weekly" : '"Poldek was the spark plug, and I was just one piston in the machine," Keneally, 70, says modestly, speaking at his home in Sydney's northern beaches. "I see myself as a mere catalyst. I was not the great heroic instigator."

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