Christos Tsiolkas’s writing explores the faultlines in Australian society – he deals with anger and shame, with sex and violence. In his best-seller THE SLAP a single gesture triggers the meltdown of an entire suburban universe. It’s no accident that this novel and his subsequent BARRACUDA have both become successful television series.
In person, he’s softly spoken – “he talks quietly and writes loud”. In this session, Christos discusses how he and other writers are responding to our angry era of Trump and Brexit, and explores the role of the writer in society. Where is the goodness and the hope?