Who is ranked #5 in Australia’s top authors? Yes, it’s Thomas Keneally!
Winner of 1982 Booker prize with Schindler’s Ark,
the moving story of saving countless Jews from the death camps, see movie Schindler’s List.
‘In Conversation’ with Thomas or Meg, or both for corporate speaking engagements
Iconic, well loved authors Thomas & Meg Keneally are story tellers in print and in voice. Meg and Tom are dynamic (yet friendly) speakers for your conference or corporate event, the topic will be customized to ensure relevance and entertain your guests or audience.
Speakers Topics include but are not limited to:
Press freedom – today | Female leadership and the resistance to it | Leadership | #MeToo movement by Meg | Welfare and workers’ rights | Inequality of opportunity | Discrimination based on class, gender or race | Media and reputation. What has changed, what hasn’t | Writing – the creative process | The motivation, your motivation! by Tom |
- Based in Sydney N.S.W available nationwide
- Speakers Fee: we are happy to provide a quote, please contact us with your requirements
- Sorry, we do not book speakers for public library events or writers festivals, but we are happy forward on your enquiry.
‘History shows us we may not have come as far as we think we have, and has lessons for us relating to various aspects of modern society’.
Thomas Keneally – Order of Australia. Author, speaker and a true gentleman.
Acclaimed Australian author of historical fiction, novelist, historian, screenwriter, playwright, essayist and professional international speaker. Born in Australia in 1935. Tom’s first novel was published in 1964 and has written over fifty books and thirty novels.
Both non-fiction & fiction. In March 2009, Prime Minister of Australia Mr. Kevin Rudd presented an autographed copy of Tom Keneally’s book ‘Lincoln’ to the 44th President of the United States of America, President Barack Obama as a gift.
Speaking topics include, but absolutely, not limited to: Creativity | Innovation | The business of writing: novel writing, processing & engaging the unconscious mind | Historical fiction issue that are relevant today | Topics of interest related to any publication or movie |
Feature films made based on Tom’s books include : Schindler’s List | The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith | The Devil’s Playground | The Final Winter | Essington | Silver City.
Meg Keneally, author, corporate speaker and story teller
Meg Keneally’s first solo novel, Fled, was based on the escape of First Fleet convict Mary Bryant, was published in 2019 and has been optioned for film. Meg’s second solo novel is ‘The Wreck’. Meg is also co-author with Tom Keneally in The Monsarrat Series.
Books by Meg Keneally : Fled – Historical Fiction. Meg Keneally’s debut solo novel is an epic historical adventure based on the extraordinary life of convict Mary Bryant.
The Monsarrat Series by Meg & Tom Keneally The Ink Stain | The Soldiers Curse | The Unmourned | The Power Game | The fifth book in this series ‘The Valley of the Swells’ (the first Monsarrat story to involve a serial killer), will be published in Australia in 2021.
Meg started her working life as a junior public affairs officer at the Australian Consulate-General in New York, before moving to Dublin to work as a sub-editor and freelance features writer. On returning to Australia, she accepted a position with the Daily Telegraph as a general news reporter, then moved into Radio 2UE as a talkback radio producer. In 1997 Meg co-founded a very successful financial service public relations company. She has also worked in corporate affairs for listed financial services companies.
Now… she has successfully established herself as an author in the historical fiction genre, go Meg!
Books by Tom Keneally
- A Country Too Far
- A Familiar Madness
- A River Town
- Abraham Lincoln – A Life. Book gifted to President Clinton 42nd US President
- American Scoundrel
- Angel In Australia, An
- Another Country – writers in detention
- Australians – Flappers to Vietnam series
- Bettany’s Book
- Blood Red Sister Rose
- Book of Science and Antiquities
- Bring Larks and Heroes
- By The Line
- Commonwealth Of Thieves, The
- Crimes of the Father – relevant today
- Daughters Of Mars, The
- Eureka to the Diggers
- Flying Hero Class
- Gossip from the Forest
- Great Shame, The
- Homebush Boy
- Jacko The Great Intruder
- Napoleon’s Last Island
- People’s Train, The
- Place at Whitton, The
- Schindler’s Ark
- Searching For Schindler
- Season in Purgatory
- Shame and the Captives
- The Chant of Jimmy Blacksmith
- The Office on Innocence
- The Peoples Train
- The Place at Whitton
- The Playmaker
- Three Cheers For The Paraclete
- Three Famines
- Timberlake Wertenbaker
- To Asmara
- Two Old Men Dying
- Tyrant’s Novel, The
- Victim of The Aurora
- Widow And Her Hero, The
- Woman of the Inner Sea
- Movies by Tom Keneally
- Schindler’s List
- The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith
- The Devil’s Playground
- The Final Winter
- Silver City