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    • ISBN:9780340963265
    • Publication date:16 Apr 2009

Searching For Schindler

The true story behind the Booker Prize winning novel 'Schindler’s Ark'

By Thomas Keneally

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A fascinating retelling of Oskar Schindler's extraordinary story and how it came to the world's attention through Thomas Keneally's Booker Prize-winning novel and the subsequent multiple Oscar-winning film, Schindler's List

A fascinating retelling of Oskar Schindler's extraordinary story and how it came to the world's attention through Thomas Keneally's Booker Prize-winning novel and the subsequent multiple Oscar-winning film, Schindler's List

*27th January 2019: 25th anniversary of the movie, which will be re-released in the UK and Australia*

In 1980 Thomas Keneally walked into a shop in Beverley Hills to buy a briefcase, an impulse that was to change his life. For the owner, Leopold Pfefferberg, had a story he'd been trying to interest writers and Hollywood in for years. It was the story of Oskar Schindler.

In SEARCHING FOR SCHINDLER, Keneally describes how he went on to discover the full, extraordinary tale of the Aryan who risked his life to save hundreds of Jews in Nazi-occupied Poland, interviewing many of the survivors around the world. Here, for the first time, he fills in what happened to them, as well as to Schindler and his wife, in the decades after the war. And he gives a fascinating account of how his novel SCHINDLER'S ARK was published, its controversial winning of the Booker Prize, and the long road to its becoming the phenomenally successful film Schindler's List.

Filled with entertaining anecdotes about the many people involved, from Steven Spielberg and Liam Neeson to Keneally's own family, SEARCHING FOR SCHINDLER gives a unique insight into the creation of a modern classic. Paying tribute to the irrepressible Poldek, it sheds renewed light on a remarkable instance of humanity amid the greatest inhumanity mankind has known.

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  • ISBN: 9781848940192
  • Publication date: 30 Aug 2012
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  • Imprint: Sceptre
Had I read SEARCHING FOR SCHINDLER before making the film, I may have made it an hour longer. I owe you so much. The world owes you more. — Steven Spielberg
Keneally is incapable of writing a dull book. This memoir, listed as his 38th publication, is no exception — Andrew Riemer, Sydney Morning Herald
a fascinating absorbing book, replete with anecdote and a quality of writing that continues to mark Keneally out as one of our finest living authors — Herald
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