Hear how Hitler's WWI pistol ended up in Kempsey

Booker Prize-winning author Tom Keneally.
Booker Prize-winning author Tom Keneally.

Booker Prize-winning author Tom Keneally will be talking online via Zoom on his latest book, Corporal Hitler's Pistol.

Tom Keneally is the author of many fictions and non-fiction works including The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith and Schindler's Ark which inspired the film Schindler's List.

He has won the Miles Franklin Award, the Booker Prize, the Los Angeles Times Prize, the Mondello International Prize and has been made a Literary Lion of the New York Public Library, a Fellow of the American Academy, recipient of the University of California gold medal, and is now the subject of a 55 cent Australian stamp.

His latest work poses the question, how did Corporal Hitler's Luger pistol from the First World War end up being the weapon that killed an IRA turncoat in Kempsey, New South Wales, in 1933?

Corporal Hitler's Pistol was published by Penguin Random House on September 1.

Port Macquarie-Hastings Library will be talking to Tom on Tuesday, September 28 at 6pm. Register for the Zoom link here mnclibrary.org.au/event/tom-keneally/