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'For five decades Tom Keneally has been one of Australia's finest and most loved writers. Celebrated across the world as a master storyteller, and known especially for the Booker Prize-winning Schindler's Ark, he is also respected for his humanitarian work and his commitment to causes such as republicanism. The breadth and richness of Keneally's life is explored in this comprehensive biography, authorised by the subject and written by Stephany Evans Steggall.

'Beneath Keneally's warm and garrulous exterior is a complex man intermittently troubled by depression and anxiety. The prolific writer and popular raconteur has known many 'dark nights of the soul'. His commitment to Catholicism once led him to train for the priesthood, but crippling doubt left him unable to fulfil that ambition. Instead, he became a haunted writer – and then an uninhibited storyteller.

'Keneally's remarkable career has seen him win literary acclaim and commercial success across the world. His works are frequent and diverse, ranging from much-loved novels (Bring Larks and Heroes, Confederates) and memoir (Homebush Boy, Searching for Schindler) to respected works of history (The Great Shame, Three Famines). A number of his novels have also been made into award-winning films (The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith, Schindler's List).

'The story of Keneally's life and work is brilliantly told in this engaging and accessible new biography by Stephany Evans Steggall. The result of exhaustive research and unique opportunities to interview Keneally himself, Interestingly Enough is the definitive account of an extraordinary Australian.'

Notes

  • Dedication: For Helen Neill, sister and travel companion, and for Terry O'Neill, friend and adviser.
  • Other formats: Also sound recording, large print.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Black Inc. , 2015 .
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      Extent: 408p.
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      • Published:23/09/2015
      ISBN: 9781863957588

Works about this Work

Confessions of a Late Blooming Feminist Stephany Steggall , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 26-27 September 2015; (p. 18, 23)
Our Tom Still a Work in Progress Gerard Windsor , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 31 October - 1 November 2015; (p. 21)

— Review of Interestingly Enough... The Life of Tom Keneally Stephany Steggall 2015 single work biography
The Writer as Working Man Peter Pierce , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 7-8 November 2015; (p. 38) The Sydney Morning Herald , 7-8 November 2015; (p. 30)

— Review of Interestingly Enough... The Life of Tom Keneally Stephany Steggall 2015 single work biography
A Human Face of Burning Brilliance Peter Craven , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 8 November 2015; (p. 17) The Sun-Herald , 8 November 2015; (p. 11)

— Review of Interestingly Enough... The Life of Tom Keneally Stephany Steggall 2015 single work biography
Our Tom Still a Work in Progress Gerard Windsor , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 31 October - 1 November 2015; (p. 21)

— Review of Interestingly Enough... The Life of Tom Keneally Stephany Steggall 2015 single work biography
The Writer as Working Man Peter Pierce , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 7-8 November 2015; (p. 38) The Sydney Morning Herald , 7-8 November 2015; (p. 30)

— Review of Interestingly Enough... The Life of Tom Keneally Stephany Steggall 2015 single work biography
A Human Face of Burning Brilliance Peter Craven , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 8 November 2015; (p. 17) The Sun-Herald , 8 November 2015; (p. 11)

— Review of Interestingly Enough... The Life of Tom Keneally Stephany Steggall 2015 single work biography
Confessions of a Late Blooming Feminist Stephany Steggall , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 26-27 September 2015; (p. 18, 23)
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