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The Booker Prize 1982

The Booker Prize 1982

The Winner

Schindler’s Ark

By Thomas Keneally

Published by Hodder & Stoughton 

In the shadow of Auschwitz, a flamboyant German industrialist became a living legend to the Jews of Cracow. This is the story of Oskar Schindler, a womaniser and drinker who risked his life to protect beleaguered Jews in Nazi-occupied Poland, who continually defied the SS, and who was transformed by the war into a man with a mission.


The Shortlist

The 1982 Judges

Professor John Carey (Chair)

Paul Bailey

Frank Delaney

Janet Morgan

Lorna Sage