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The People's Train

The People's Train( )
Author: Keneally, Thomas
ISBN:978-1-74166-743-1
Publication Date:Aug 2009
Publisher:Random House Australia
Imprint:Vintage
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $32.95
Book Description:

THE PEOPLE'S TRAIN is firmly based in the truth. From the Russian uprising of 1905 to the early 1910s, a number of Russian victims of the Okhrana, the Tsarist secret police, came to Queensland. They were socialists and revolutionaries.. In 1911 Artem (F.A.) Sergeiev, about 34 years of age, an educated peasant and a veteran agent of Lenin's, a man of considerable charisma, arrived with his friend Suvarov. Artem had been imprisoned and then sent to eastern Siberia from which he escaped...
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Pages:408
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Historical / General
Fiction / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):15.4 x 23.4 x 2.5 cm
Author Biography
Keneally, Thomas (Author)
Thomas Keneally was born in Sydney, Australia on October 7, 1935. Although he initially studied for the Catholic priesthood, he abandoned that idea in 1960, turning to teaching and clerical work before writing and publishing his first novel, The Place at Whitton, in 1964. Since that time he has been a full-time writer, aside from the occasional stint as a lecturer or writer-in-residence.

He won the Booker Prize in 1982 for Schindler's Ark, which Stephen Spielberg adapted into the film Schindler's List. He won the Miles Franklin Award twice with Bring Larks and Heroes and Three Cheers for the Paraclete. His other fiction books include The Chant of Jimmy Blacksmith, Gossip from the Forest, Confederates, The People's Train, Bettany's Book, An Angel in Australia, The Widow and Her Hero, and The Daughters of Mars. His nonfiction works include Searching for Schindler, Three Famines, The Commonwealth of Thieves, The Great Shame, and American Scoundrel. In 1983, he was awarded the order of Australia for his services to Australian Literature.

Thomas Keneally is the recipient of the 2015 Australia Council Award for Lifetime Achievement in Literature. The award, formerly known as the Writers' Emeritus Award, recognises 'the achievements of eminent literary writers over the age of 60 who have made an outstanding and lifelong contribution to Australian literature.

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