Christos Tsiolkas: Barracuda

Christos Tsiolkas: Barracuda

Christos Tsiolkas has long been one of Australia’s most glittering literary treasures – and thanks to the success of his bestselling barbecue-stopper The Slap, he’s now a household name. In his sixth novel, Barracuda, Tsiolkas once again holds up a mirror to the deepest insecurities and most dearly held dreams of middle class Australia.

Tsiolkas delivers a searing exploration of failure, and how to come back from it — on the back of his greatest literary success.

Join our foremost chronicler of contemporary Melbourne for a typically tender and coruscating look at how we live now. In a wide-ranging conversation with Michael Williams, Tsiolkas addresses topics including class, writerly craft and - on the back of his Monthly cover essay about the asylum seeker issue –our collective capacity for compassion and social progress.

Co-presented by the Wheeler Centre and Readings.


Portrait of Michael Williams

Michael Williams

Michael Williams is the Director of the Wheeler Centre.

Portrait of Christos Tsiolkas

Christos Tsiolkas

Christos Tsiolkas is the author of four novels, winning the 2009 Commonwealth Writer’s Prize for the Best Book for South East Asia and the Pacific region and the 2009 ALS Gold Medal for his latest novel, The Slap.

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