Walk Like a Man

Walk Like a Man Sat 22 Feb 3.30pm Octagon Theatre Sat 22 Feb 3.30pm Octagon Theatre
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Sat 22 Feb 3.30pm at Octagon Theatre

Australian novelist Christos Tsiolkas, Aussie comedian Matt Okine and Nigerian-American journalist Chiké Frankie Edozien talk to Jess Hill about how their writing documents and charts masculinity in the 21st century.

Growing up in Lagos, Nigeria Chiké Frankie Edozien learned to read from the newspapers his father brought home. He grew up to become an ink-stain scribbler telling the stories in service of a greater good. His Lives of Great Men memoir won the Lambda Literary 2018 nonfiction award for Best Gay Memoir/Biography. He’s a tennis enthusiast and lives in Ghana where he’s the Director of New York University Accra.

The multi-talented comedian, actor and presenter Matt Okine is one of Australia's favourite award-winning comedians. He performs sell-out national tours of his live shows year in, year out, and has gained much popularity on the festival circuit. He spent three years co-hosting triple j’s hugely successful Breakfast Show before hanging up his headphones to go into production on the television adaption of his award-winning semi-autobiographical stand-up show The Other Guy for Stan. He co-wrote and starred in the show which earned him a 2017 AACTA nomination for the Subscription TV Award for Best New Talent, and is currently streaming on Stan in Australia, Hulu in the USA and Superchannel in Canada. The second season of The Other Guy is currently on Stan. Being Black ‘n Chicken, and Chips is his first novel.

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

Sat 22 Feb 3.30pm


Octagon Theatre, UWA, Hackett Drive, Crawley WA 6009


60 min

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