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Barracuda by Christos Tsiolkas

The author of Barracuda, Christos Tsiolkas, wrote the bestselling Australian novel of the last few years, The Slap. For a little while, it seemed as if everyone I knew was talking about the book (in particular the rights and wrongs of hitting children, as The Slap is about what happened after a child was slapped by an adult who was not their parent at a BBQ).  510 more words

Book Review

Nothing No. 31

There’s nothing more boring than being safe.

from interview with Christos Tsiolkas (b. 1965) in the Northcote Leader (8 May 2007)


‘Breath’ by Tim Winton

On the surface, Breath is a seemingly slight coming-of-age story set (as are many of Winton’s novels) in Western Australia and the world of beaches, surfers and fishing communities. 274 more words


A short review of The Slap by Christos Tsiolkas (2008) - fiction

1 out of 5 stars.

I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to hate Australians, to be resolutely bogged down by the inescapable despair of the lives of train-wreck individuals. 279 more words


devouring Barracuda

The book: Barracuda by Christos Tsiolkas

Start time: Thursday 14th May approximately 11 p.m.

Finish time: Sunday 24th May approximately 8:45 a.m.

Number of pages: 513… 358 more words


How not to network at Writer's Week, Adelaide

My whole plan for WW 2014, from the start and all along, was to meet Christos Tsiolkas and get him to get his agent to read my novel. 1,312 more words


Christos Tsiolkas, the postmodern Balzac?

The Slap is a novel by Chris Tsiolkas, 2010, and was the winner of The Commonwealth Writers’ Prize.

Christos Tsiolkas (b. 1965), author of the award-winning novel… 514 more words

Christos Tsiolkas