Tom Keneally Lunchtime Conversation
Photos from the Lunchtime Conversation between Tom Keneally and Kim McKay held at in the Hallstrom Theatre on 21 May 2019. Image: Nick Langley
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This talk took place on Tuesday 21 May in the Hallstrom Theatre as the first installment of the Australian Museum's 2019 Lunchtime Conversation Series.

One of our most popular and prolific authors, Thomas Keneally has produced more than forty novels, screenplays, memoirs and non-fiction. His embrace of challenging themes and social justice is evident in Bring Larks and Heroes, The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith and Schindler’s Ark, which won the Booker Prize, and was made into the Academy Award winning film Schindler’s List by Steven Spielberg.

Thomas Keneally appears in conversation with AM Director and CEO, Kim McKay.

Lunchtime Conversation Series: Australians Shaping the Nation is a series of talks with some of Australia's best-known innovators, revolutionaries and underdogs.

In 2019 our guests were chosen from the 100 people of the 200 Treasures of the Australian Museum exhibition in the Westpac Long Gallery. Some have now passed, and some continue to challenge the status quo – all embody a peculiarly Australian spirit and drive to make a difference despite adversity.