Author(s): Thomas Keneally
The first volume of a unique history of Australia where people are always centre stage, from bestselling author Thomas Keneally who brings to life the vast range of characters who have formed our national story.
Winner of ABIA Australian General Non-fiction Book of the Year 2010. Shortlisted for Queensland Premier's Literary Awards: Best History Book 2010 and Western Australian Premier's Book Awards: Non-fiction 2009.
""Tom has this extraordinary eye for the little details that turn a biographical note into a living, breathing life-size character." --The Hon. Kevin Rudd MP, Prime Minister of Australia"
Thomas Keneally is a novelist, playwright, and nonfiction author who is best-known for the Booker Prize-winning novel "Schindler's Ark," which was adapted into the movie "Schindler's List." His other titles include the Penguin Lives biography "Abraham Lincoln," " American Scoundrel: The Life of the Notorious Civil War General Dan Sickles," and "A Commonwealth of Thieves: The Improbable Birth of Australia."