Idaho Public Television host Marcia Franklin talks with award-winning Australian author Thomas Keneally about his novel Schindler’s Ark, which was the basis for the Oscar-winning movie, Schindler’s List. They discuss his experiences researching and writing the book, as well as his thoughts on adapting the story to film with Steven Spielberg. They also take a peek at Keneally’s next book, The Commonwealth of Thieves: The Story of the Founding of Australia.
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Originally Aired: 12/01/2005
The interview is part of Dialogue’s series, “Conversations from the Sun Valley Writers’ Conference,” and was taped at the 2005 conference. Since 1995, the conference has been bringing together some of the world’s most well-known and illuminating authors to discuss literature and life. This was the first year Marcia Franklin interviewed speakers there.