World Book Club

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The world's great authors discuss their best-known novel.


Christos Tsiolkas

September 12th, 2007

Episode 165 of 347 episodes

World Book Club talks to the chronicler of 21st Century urban Australia Christos Tsiolkas. He talks to Harriett Gilbert about his controversial, award-winning novel The Slap which has polarised opinion in his native country and across the globe. In it he presents an apparently minor domestic incident, when a man smacks a badly behaved child, from eight very different perspectives and examines how its aftermath reverberates through the lives and communities of everyone who witnesses it happen. (Photo: Christos Tsiolkas)

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