Tom Keneally won the 1982 Booker Prize with Schindler's Ark, later made into the Academy Award-winning film Schindler's List. His novels The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith, Gossip from the Forest and Confederates were shortlisted for the Booker Prize. His daughter Meg Keneally has been a journalist and radio producer, and has spent more than ten years working in corporate affairs for listed financial services companies. Both live in Australia.
'The Keneallys have hit their straps with this Monsarrat outing...
The climax is violent and disorienting.The third instalment of
Monsarrat's dangerous tour of the convict settlements of Australia
can be anticipated with relish.' * The Australian *
'Meg and Tom Keneally, daughter and father, are on a roll with their crime series set during the early days of Australia's colonial settlement.' * Sydney Morning Herald *
Praise for The Soldier's Curse: 'The Keneallys have produced a murder mystery of admirable depth.' Sunday Times `The evocation of place and time is splendid.' Mail on Sunday