Winner of the Booker Prize and international bestseller.
In the shadow of Auschwitz, a flamboyant German industrialist grew into a living legend to the Jews of Cracow. He was a womaniser, a heavy drinker and a bon viveur, but to them he became a saviour. This is the extraordinary story of Oskar Schindler, who risked his life to protect Jews in Nazi-occupied Poland and who was transformed by the war into a man with a mission, a compassionate angel of mercy.
An extraordinary achievement - Graham Greene
Brilliantly detailed, moving, powerful and gripping - The Times
Thomas Keneally has done marvellous justice to a marvellous story - Sunday Times
Keneally is a superb storyteller. With SCHINDLER'S ARK he has given us his best book yet, a magnificent novel which held me from the first page to the last - Alan Sillitoe
This remarkable book has the immediacy and the almost unbearable detail of a thousand eye witnesses who forgot nothing - New York Times Book Review
Thomas Keneally, of Irish extraction, was brought up in Australia and still lives in Sydney. His novels include The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith, Confederates (which first led him to study nineteenth century American history). Schindler's Ark was later turned into as remarkable a film by Steven Spielberg under the title Schindler's List.