To focus attention on what he called "one of the central moral issues of our time", prolific Australian author Thomas Keneally last year edited and contributed to A Country Too Far - Writings on Asylum Seekers. It's a collection of works by 27 Australian writers (and one New Zealander, Stephanie Johnson). Many of Keneally's novels deal with the upheaval of war, poverty and emigration - including the experience of his own Irish ancestors. He won worldwide acclaim and the Man Booker Prize for Schindler's Ark, which was later made into a Hollywood blockbuster, Schindler's List. Thomas Keneally is in New Zealand in March for the New Zealand Festival Writers Week.