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Christos Tsiolkas: Barracuda

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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.


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