Damascus

Damascus Sun 23 Feb 9.30am Banquet Hall Sun 23 Feb 9.30am Banquet Hall $19
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Christos Tsiolkas is an award-winning writer and the author of two seminal works about Australia, The Slap and Barracuda. He talks to Danielle Benda about his new book Damascus in a conversation about religion, shame and the blinding light of God.

Christos Tsiolkas is the author of six novels, including Loaded, which was made into the feature film Head-On, The Jesus Man and Dead Europe, which won the 2006 Age Fiction Prize and the 2006 Melbourne Best Writing Award, as well as being made into a feature film. His fourth novel, the international bestseller The Slap, won Overall Best Book in the Commonwealth Writers' Prize 2009, was shortlisted for the 2009 Miles Franklin Literary Award, longlisted for the 2010 Man Booker Prize and won the Australian Literary Society Gold, as well as the 2009 Australian Booksellers Association and Australian Book Industry Awards Books of the Year. His fifth novel Barracuda was shortlisted for the ALS Gold Medal and the inaugural Voss Literary Prize. The Slap and Barracuda were both adapted into celebrated television series. Tsiolkas’ acclaimed collection of short stories, Merciless Gods, was published in 2014 and his critical literary study On Patrick White came out in 2018. His latest novel, Damascus, was published in October 2019. He is also a playwright, essayist and screen writer and he lives in Melbourne.

Time & Location

Sun 23 Feb 9.30am

9.30am

Banquet Hall, UWA, Hackett Drive, Crawley WA 6009

Duration

60min

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    • Adult: $19
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