Schindler's Ark: The Booker Prize winning novel filmed as ‘Schindler's List'

· Hachette UK
42 reviews

About this ebook

***Winner of the Booker Prize***


'Extraordinary' Graham Greene
'Powerful' The Times
'Marvellous' Sunday Times

The acclaimed bestselling classic of Holocaust literature, adapted into the award-winning film Schindler's List

In the shadow of Auschwitz, as thousands faced death in Nazi-occupied Poland, an unlikely saviour emerged. Oskar Schindler was a heavy-drinking, womanising industrialist who defied and outwitted the SS to save more Jews from the gas chambers than any other single person during World War II.

Based on a true story, Schindler's Ark is an astonishing tale of huge risks and great courage in the face of unspeakable evil.


'A superb storyteller' Alan Sillitoe

'One of the historical novel's most expert practitioners' Guardian

'A grand talent' The Times

Ratings and reviews

42 reviews
A Google user
November 19, 2018
A fantastic read that brings to life the atrocities committed during WWII. Yet through this account, there is this incredible man, selflessly saving so many lives. I saw the film years ago, but this book was a brilliant read. Thank you Oskar for restoring some faith in the human spirit
3 people found this review helpful
Mayur Gite
October 28, 2014
Must read it.. Once in life time !!!
Nick Ibbitson
November 2, 2023
essential reading for every generation. Lest we forget.

About the author

Thomas Keneally began his writing career in 1964 and has published more than thirty novels since. They include Schindler's Ark, which won the Booker Prize in 1982 and was subsequently made into the film Schindler's List, and The Chant Of Jimmie Blacksmith, Confederates and Gossip From The Forest, each of which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. He has also written several works of non-fiction, including his memoir Homebush Boy, Searching for Schindler and Australians. He is married with two daughters and lives in Sydney.

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