Thomas Keneally at the Edinburgh International Book Festival

The Booker Prize-winning Australian author of Schindler’s Ark, Thomas Keneally comes to Edinburgh having woven another masterpiece in The Book of Science and Antiquities. Ancient human remains are found in Western Australia, causing controversy: was the man Aboriginal, or does he signify an even older culture? Documentary maker Shelby investigates, sure that ‘Learned Man’ connects the planet’s earliest inhabitants with our troubled environmental future. Keneally speaks to literary critic Lesley McDowell in this event filmed live at the 2019 Edinburgh International Book Festival.

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