Author(s): Thomas Keneally
In the shadow of Auschwitz, a flamboyant German industrialist became a living legend to the Jews of Cracow. A womanizer and drinker, he risked his life to protect Jews in Nazi-occupied Poland. This novel was subsequently made into the internationally acclaimed film <i>Schindler's List</i>.
Winner of Booker Prize for Fiction 1982.
'An extraordinary achievement' -- Graham Greene 'Brilliantly detailed, moving, powerful and gripping' -- The Times 'Thomas Keneally has done marvellous justice to a marvellous story' -- Sunday Times 'Keneally is a superb storyteller. With SCHINDLER'S ARK he has given us his best book yet, a magnificent novel which held me from the first page to the last' -- Alan Sillitoe 'This remarkable book has the immediacy and the almost unbearable detail of a thousand eye witnesses who forgot nothing' -- New York Times Book Review
Thomas Keneally has been shortlisted for the Booker four times and won it with SCHINDLER'S ARK in 1982. His novels have been filmed ("Schindler's List" and "The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith") and dramatised ("The Playmaker"). He has also written several works of non-fiction including "Homebush Boy", a memoir.