The acclaimed bestselling classic of Holocaust literature, winner of the Booker Prize and the Los Angeles Times Book Award for Fiction, and the inspiration for the classic film-"a masterful account of the growth of the human soul" ( Los Angeles Times Book Review ).
A stunning novel based on the true story of how German war profiteer and factory director Oskar Schindler came to save more Jews from the gas chambers than any other single person during World War II. In this milestone of Holocaust literature, Thomas Keneally, author of Daughter of Mars , uses the actual testimony of the Schindlerjuden -Schindler's Jews-to brilliantly portray the courage and cunning of a good man in the midst of unspeakable evil.
"An extraordinary tale...no summary can adequately convey the strategems and reverses and sudden twists of fortune...A notable achievement." New York Review of Books
Thomas Keneally began his writing career in 1964 and has published thirty-three novels since, most recently
Crimes of the Father,
Napoleon’s Last Island,
Shame and the Captives, and the
New York Times bestselling
The Daughters of Mars. His novels include
Schindler’s List, which won the Booker Prize in 1982,
The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith,
Gossip from the Forest, and
Confederates, all of which were shortlisted for the Booker Prize. He has also written several works of nonfiction, including his boyhood memoir
The Commonwealth of Thieves, and
Searching for Schindler. He is married with two daughters and lives in Sydney, Australia.