Search results for tag: Tom Keneally

Australian National Living Treasure, Tom Keneally, chats with Booktopia about his new book, Napoleon’s Last Island.

Australian author, playwright and novelist Tom Keneally dropped by to sign a few books and chat with us about his latest masterpiece, Napoleon’s Last Island. This enthusiastic and effervescent man has an extraordinary talent for bringing history to life, riveting readers (and listeners) with his compelling storytelling. But don’t take our word for it … have a listen to his pod... Read more

by | November 2, 2015

Best of Booktopia TV: Keneally, Tsiolkas and Nunn in conversation with John Purcell

Tom Keneally – Shame and the Captives John Purcell’s Review One of the drawbacks of living in a society obsessed with the new is that we fail to recognise the simple fact that many things get better with time. There is just no story in ‘Author Gains Wisdom by Living a Long Interesting Life: Talking, Travelling, Reading and Writing’. But there should be. Someone gaining w... Read more

by | February 10, 2014

Tom Keneally chats with John Purcell about his new book Shame and the Captives

John Purcell reviews Shame and the Captives by Tom Keneally One of the drawbacks of living in a society obsessed with the new is that we fail to recognise the simple fact that many things get better with time. There is just no story in ‘Author Gains Wisdom by Living a Long Interesting Life:  Talking, Travelling, Reading and Writing’. But there should be. Someone gaining wisdom shoul... Read more

by | October 30, 2013

Susan Wyndham: On Losing a Parent

After my 2008 book Life in His Hands, about the Sydney neurosurgeon Charlie Teo and his patient Aaron McMillan, a young pianist who had brain cancer, I declared that I would never write another book about illness and death. But then my mother died. Mum faded away so slowly that I didn’t even admit to myself that she was dying. I was an only child and she had been divorced and on her own since I... Read more

by | October 15, 2013

Booker Prize Winning Author, Thomas Keneally, discusses his new novel, The Daughters Of Mars with Meredith Curnow.

The Daughters Of Mars by Thomas Keneally Escaping the pain and guilt of their mother’s death, and the future they inherited, the Durance sisters leave Australia to nurse on the front during WWI. In 1915 sisters Naomi and Sally Durance answer a call for nurses to join the war effort. They are escaping the family dairy farm in the Macleay Valley, and they carry a secret with them. Soon they are i... Read more

by | June 1, 2012

Three Famines by Tom Keneally

Tom Keneally shares three shocking stories and one controversial theory in a standout history. This is the story of three great famines. The first is an Gorta Mór, the great hunger of Ireland, which began in 1846 and whose end-date is a matter of debate. The second is the less well-known but more deadly famine that struck Bengal in 1943. The third is the Ethiopian famine, which first sprung up ... Read more

by | October 1, 2010