Thomas Keneally awarded for lifetime achievement in literature by Australia Council

The author of Schindler’s Ark and The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith joins nine other Australians to be recognised by the council at 2015 awards: The Guardian

The Australia Council has announced it will award the novelist Thomas Keneally for his lifetime achievement in literature. Keneally is one of 10 Australians to be recognised by the council for outstanding contributions to the arts landscape in 2015.

The Australian author of The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith, The Widow and Her Hero and Schindler’s Ark, for which he won the Man Booker prize in 1982, will be presented with the award at a ceremony in Sydney on 19 March.

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