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An evening with Christos Tsiolkas: NWF 2020 Launch

Celebrate the launch of the 2020 Newcastle Writers Festival program and enjoy an evening with Christos Tsiolkas.

The award-winning writer will discuss his ambitious new novel Damascus and the power of conversion, as well as the themes and ideas that have obsessed him as a writer: power, doubt, religion, masculinity, colonisation and refugees.

Hosted by Ailsa Piper.

Christos Tsiolkas is the author of six novels: 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. He 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 Medal for his novel, The Slap, which was also announced as the 2009 Australian Booksellers Association and Australian Book Industry Awards Books of the Year. He is also a playwright, essayist and screenwriter. He lives in Melbourne.

Ailsa Piper is a writer, director, performer, teacher and speaker.


Civic Playhouse
375 Hunter St, Newcastle, NSW 2300

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