Schindler's Ark

By Thomas Keneally


Winner of the Booker Prize and international bestseller.

In the shadow of Auschwitz, a flamboyant German industrialist grew into a living legend to the Jews of Cracow. He was a womaniser, a heavy drinker, and a bon viveur, but to them he became a saviour. This is the extraordinary story of Oskar Schindler, who risked his life to protect Jews in Nazi-occupied Poland and who was transformed by the war into a man with a mission, a compassionate angel of mercy.

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'An extraordinary achievement' -- Graham Greene Brilliantly detailed, moving, powerful and gripping' -- The Times 'Thomas Keneally has done marvellous justice to a marvellous story' -- The 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

Author Biography

Thomas Keneally began his writing career in 1964 and has published twenty-five novels since. His most recent novels are Bettany's Book, The Office of Innocence and The Tyrant's Novel. He has also written several works of non-fiction, including his boyhood memoir Homebush Boy and his latest, Commonwealth of Thieves. He is married with two daughters and lives in Sydney.