Thomas Keneally’s Career and the Literary Machine
By Paul Sharrad
Anthem Studies in Australian Literature and Culture, Anthem Press
Monograph, Hardback, e-book, 270pp
Thomas Keneally: world success story or Australian writer who never fulfilled early potential? ‘Thomas Keneally’s Career and the Literary Machine’ explains the disparate opinions, charting his writing’s production and reception as shaping a literary career. It tracks tensions between literary and commercial values, national and international expectations, celebrity status and literary reputation.