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Australian Writer Thomas Keneally.

Australian writer Thomas Keneally. His 1982 novel "Schindler's List" (Simon & Schuster) was turned into a film by Steven Spielberg; this year the film won an Oscar for Best Picture. He often uses historical events for his fiction: The Eritrean independence movement for "To Asmara"; the American Civil War for "Confederates"; the 18th century Australian convict camps for "The Playmaker". His newest novel is "Woman of the Inner Sea" (out in paperback this spring from Dutton).


Other segments from the episode on March 24, 1994

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, March 24, 1994: Interview with Wole Soyinka; Interview with Thomas Keneally; Review of Brooke Kroeger's biography "Nellie Bly: Daredevil, Reporter, Feminist."


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