Christos Tsiolkas at BorderKitchenOther / The Hague
10 July, 8pm
Christos Tsiolkas & Barracuda
Born in Melbourne to Greek immigrant parents, Christos Tsiolkas' first published novel was the critically acclaimed Loaded (1995).
Adapted for the film Head On in 1998, the story focused on the difficulties of a young gay man living in the inner city of Melbourne and paved the way for additional novels regarding social issues in Australia.
In 2009, he gained international attention for his fourth novel The Slap, which consists of fictitious personal narratives detailing the outcome among a group of friends when one man slaps another's child, exacerbating the tensions that exist in an increasingly multicultural society.
The book would go on to win the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best Book from the South East Asia and Pacific area. For BorderKitchen, Tsiolkas will be discussing his fifth book, Barracuda. Published in 2013, Barracuda is a reflection on friendship, family ties and class difference fueled by the backdrop of sports-obsessed Australia.
The book has been translated into Dutch by Tjadine Stheeman and Onno Voorhoeve and will be available in June 2014.
Thumb photo by Simon Schluter
BorderKitchen is a set of literary evenings from the Crossing Border Festival organisers that take place throughout the year.
During each event, an international author is interviewed and gives a brief lecture or speech about their process, themes or subjects found in their writing.
› To reserve a ticket, send an email to info[at]borderkitchen[dot]nl.