Have you ever read "The Chant of Jimmy Blacksmith", Schindler's Ark" or seen the film Schindler's List? If you have then chances are you are a Thomas Keneally fan, and now is your chance to meet the great author in person and to hear him speak.
Thomas Keneally will be at Hornsby Library on the 21st of June to promote his new book "Daughters of Mars".
In 1915 sisters Naomi and Sally Durance answer a call for nurses to join the war effort. Inspired by journals of Australian nursing sisters who gave their all to the Great War effort and the men they nursed, The Daughters of Mars is vast in scope yet extraordinarily intimate. This is Keneally at the height of his storytelling powers; a stunning tour de force to join the best of First World War literature, and one that casts a fresh light on the challenges faced by the Australian men and women who voluntarily risked their lives for peace.
This is one author talk not to be missed. A colossus on the Australian and world literary scenes, Tom Keneally’s output of more than 40 published works has won numerous distinctions including the Booker and Miles Franklin awards. Tom has written both non-fiction and fiction works with Schindler's Ark made into the Academy Award-winning film Schindler's Listby Steven Spielberg. He has also written and acted for television.
Novella Fine Books from Wahroonga will be here selling Tom's book and he will be available to sign your copy.
When: Thursday 21 June, 6 pm
Where: Meeting Room at Hornsby Central Library,
28-44 George Street, Hornsby
Cost: $5 with light refreshments
Bookings: Bookings are essential. Please call 9847 6614 or email email@example.com