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Thomas Michael Keneally

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Thomas Michael Keneally, Australian author. Decorated Officer Order of Australia; recipient Miles Franklin award, 1967, 68, Captain Cook Bi-Centerary prize, 1970.

Background

Keneally, Thomas Michael was born on October 7, 1935 in Australia. Son of Edmund Thomas and Elsie Margaret (Coyle) Keneally.

Education

Student, St. Patrick's College, Strathfield, New South Wales.

Career

Lecturer in Drama, University of New England, Aimidale, N.S.W. 1968-1970. Visiting Professor University of California, Irvine 1985. Berg Professor, Department, of English, New York University 1988.

President National Book Council of Australia -1987. Chairman Australian Society of Authors 1987-1990.

Achievements

  • FILMOGRAPHY Associate in Science ACTOR

    The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (21-Jun-1978) · Cook

    The Devil's Playground (21-Oct-1976) · Fr. Marshall

Works

Membership

Inaugural member Australia-China Council, 1978-1983. Member advisory panel Australian Constitution Commission, 1985-1988. Member Literary Arts Board Australia, 1985-1988.

Chairman Australian Republican Movement, 1991-1993, director, since 1994. Fellow Royal Society Literature (London), American Academy Arts and Sciences. Member Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association, Australian Society Authors (chairman 1987-1990), National Book Council Australia (president 1985-1990.

Connections

Married Judith Mary Martin, August 21, 1965. Children: Margaret Ann, Jane Rebecca.

father:
Edmund Thomas Keneally

mother:
Elsie Margaret (Coyle) Keneally

spouse:
Judith Mary Martin

children:
Margaret Ann Keneally

Jane Rebecca Keneally