OUTSPOKEN: Christos Tsiolkas. Photo Contributed
OUTSPOKEN: Christos Tsiolkas. Photo Contributed John Tsiavis

AUTHOR of The Slap, Christos Tsiolkas will be speaking at the Bangalow A&I Hall tonight.

The book dealt had people all over the world talking about the rights, wrongs and ramifications of a misbehaving boy being slapped by somebody who was not a family member.

It sold more than 300,000 copies in Australia and another 1.2 million around the world. It won the Commonwealth Writers Prize in 2009, was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin and on the long list for the Man Booker prize.

With the world watching to see what he will do next, Mr Tsiolkas has just released the follow up Barracuda, his seventh book and fifth work of fiction.

Like The Slap, Barracuda dissects values, friendships, hopes, dreams and families.

He will be discussing his writing processes, the way he views modern Australia including the big issues of race, class, migration, education and sport, and will be followed by a Q&A.

The event is being put on by the Northern Rivers Writers Centre and starts at 6.30pm. To book tickets go to the trybooking.com.



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