By Stephany Evans Steggall
For 5 many years Tom Keneally has been one in all Australia’s so much enjoyed literary figures. Celebrated as one of many world’s best writers and recognized specifically for the Booker Prize–winning Schindler’s Ark, he's additionally revered for his humanitarianism and dedication to republicanism and different factors. The breadth and richness of Keneally’s lifestyles and paintings is brilliantly explored during this enticing approved biography.
Beneath Keneally’s hot and garrulous external is a fancy guy as soon as intermittently stricken through melancholy and anxiousness. The prolific writer and renowned raconteur has identified many ‘dark nights of the soul’. His dedication to Catholicism as soon as led him to coach for the priesthood, yet critical doubts left him not able to fulfil that ambition. as an alternative, he grew to become a haunted author – after which an uninhibited storyteller.
The results of deep study and specified interviews with Keneally himself, Interestingly Enough is the definitive account of the lifetime of a rare Australian.
‘A precise humanitarian . . . who possesses a distinct sensitivity and love for the human experience.’—Steven Spielberg
‘Every state wishes a Tom Keneally – yet we’ve bought him!’—Bryan Brown
Stephany Evans Steggall has written biographies of Colin Thiele, Ivan Southall and Bruce Dawe, and she or he is the writer of Status and Sugar, a historical past of the Australian Society of Authors. She holds a PhD in Australian Literature from the college of Queensland, and in 2013 was once presented the Hazel Rowley Fellowship.
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Interestingly Enough …: The Life and Times of Tom Keneally by Stephany Evans Steggall