Matthew Kneale

Matthew Kneale is a British author known for his works of fiction, including the novel 'English Passengers,' which won the Whitbread Book of the Year Award in 2000 and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize.


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  1. 1. English Passengers

    Set in the 19th century, this novel follows a group of Englishmen who, driven by different motivations, set off on a voyage to Tasmania. The group includes a vicar who believes Tasmania is the site of the Garden of Eden, and a doctor who is interested in studying the 'inferior' races. When they arrive, they encounter the harsh realities of British colonial rule and the near-extinction of the native population. The story is told from multiple perspectives, including that of a Tasmanian man, which provides a broad view of the cultural and social complexities of the era.

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