Christos Tsiolkas

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Loaded review – Christos Tsiolkas' hedonistic breakout novel becomes an exhilarating audio play
Melbourne’s Malthouse Theatre has turned the novelist’s 1995 work into a visceral, aural blast of sex, drugs and queer energy

Tim Byrne

29, Oct, 2020 @4:30 PM

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In the staggering dislocation of 2020, I think of the many gifts my parents gave me | Christos Tsiolkas
For most Australians, two events of biblical solemnity will define 2020, fire and plague. How should we respond?

Christos Tsiolkas

25, Jul, 2020 @8:00 PM

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The Australian book to read next: The Merry-Go-Round In The Sea by Randolph Stow | Christos Tsiolkas
From the opening paragraph of this ‘joyous’ coming-of-age novel, Christos Tsiolkas ‘felt like leaping up from the sofa and applauding’

Christos Tsiolkas

10, Jun, 2020 @5:30 PM

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Christos Tsiolkas and Tara June Winch join our book club to discuss unmissable Australian books
Which Australian book do you always recommend others read? Let us know in the comments below – or bring it to our next book club on Zoom

Michael Williams

05, Jun, 2020 @8:00 PM

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Damascus by Christos Tsiolkas review – the gory birth of Christianity
The author of The Slap plunges into the tumult of early Christianity, with a visceral portrait of the life of Saint Paul

Rob Doyle

04, Mar, 2020 @7:30 AM

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Christos Tsiolkas on Jesus, sex and the power of doubt: ‘I get shivers when I think about it’
Tsiolkas left the church when he was 15, unable to reconcile it with his sexuality. His novel Damascus asks where God dwells if not in the heavens

Rick Morton

22, Nov, 2019 @7:00 PM

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Shame, squalor and the birth of the Christian church: Christos Tsiolkas' wild ride to Damascus | David Marr
Thomas, Timothy and the ‘miserably homosexual’ Paul are rendered real in Tsiolkas’s new book. But it’s more than just an epic of sex in the ancient world

David Marr

07, Nov, 2019 @5:00 PM

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Anthem review – a remarkable, relevant follow-up to a classic Australian story
Two decades after Who’s Afraid of the Working Class, Christos Tsiolkas, Patricia Cornelius, Andrew Bovell and Melissa Reeves reunite for a new take

Gay Alcorn

04, Oct, 2019 @7:23 AM

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Australian writers urge yes vote in same-sex marriage survey
An open letter signed by more than 100 authors including JM Coetzee, David Malouf and Helen Garner encourages support for ‘equality and social reform’

Alison Flood

26, Sep, 2017 @10:07 AM

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Top 10 books about swimming
From Lynne Cox’s feats of endurance to John Cheever’s complacent suburbanites, these titles all explore a kind of life not found on dry land

Gillian Best

05, Jul, 2017 @12:30 PM

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The best Australian beach reads: 10 sharply written page-turners
Summer holiday books don’t need to be light and frothy but you must want to read them non-stop

Brigid Delaney and Guardian staff

02, Jan, 2017 @7:23 PM

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The Jesus Man by Christos Tsiolkas – review
This harrowing 1999 novel from the author of The Slap, published here for the first time, explores the migrant experience of a Melbourne family

Anita Sethi

13, Nov, 2016 @9:00 AM

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