Christos Tsiolkas

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Controversies, epiphanies and the case against Canva: highlights from Sydney writers’ festival
Coinciding with the federal election, this year’s festival buzzed with big ideas about politics, hope and writing. Here are 10 things we learned

Steph Harmon, Rafqa Touma, Imogen Dewey and Michael Sun

23, May, 2022 @3:46 AM

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Little Tornadoes review – an elegant portrait of life in country Australia
While far from light viewing, this period drama written by Christos Tsiolkas and director Aaron Wilson is a pleasure

Luke Buckmaster

11, May, 2022 @5:30 PM

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The death of Dr Duncan: the gay hate crime that changed Australia
An inquiry found the murder was ‘merely a high-spirited frolic which went wrong’. Fifty years later, in Watershed, Christos Tsiolkas retells it in the sacred form of oratorio

Kelly Burke

25, Feb, 2022 @7:00 PM

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Christos Tsiolkas on retreating from the outrage cycle: ‘I’ve felt as if I was disappointing people’
Lockdown forced the Australian author to contemplate both his interior life and the big picture. The result is 7½, a work of autofiction that ‘just poured out’

Brigid Delaney

12, Nov, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Christos Tsiolkas wins $60,000 Melbourne prize for literature
Melbourne writer honoured for ‘outstanding contribution to Australian literature and to cultural and intellectual life’

Kelly Burke

10, Nov, 2021 @7:47 AM

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7½ by Christos Tsiolkas review – sumptuous but unsettling autofiction that eschews the political
Responding to rolling catastrophes, the Australian author turns inwards, with a celebration of eroticism and beauty that occasionally undermines itself

Fiona Wright

28, Oct, 2021 @4:30 PM

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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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