Tom Keneally Watch #4

Short Notices

Juhana Pettersson on Victim of the Aurora: "The interesting thing about Victim of the Aurora is that it talks about sex and sexuality, a topic completely missing from all the period accounts of polar travel in the early 20th century. The book's sense of a historical period is impeccable and the 'uncensored' vibe you get is refreshing."

The "Panorama of the Mountains" weblog reviews Woman of the Inner Sea: "The novel ... is strongly Australian. At once it is personal and as large as the continent. The gleaming cities of the coast are contrasted with the rugged towns of the outback."

"50 Book Challenge" on Schindler's List: "A stunning novel based on the true story of how German war profiteer and prison camp Direktor Oskar Schindler came to save more Jews from the gas chambers than any other single person during World War II. In this milestone of Holocaust literature, Thomas Keneally uses the actual testimony of the Schindlerjuden -- Schindler's Jews -- to brilliantly portray the courage and cunning of a good man in the midst of unspeakable evil."


A new exhibition in Frankfurt celebrates the 100th anniversary of
Oscar Schindler's birth. Keneally has sold his house of thirty years, and also his vast library of books.

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