Christos Tsiolkas

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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.

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Sun 2 Feb 2014 20:06 GMT

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Christos Tsiolkas talking about The Slap with Harriett Gilbert and the World Book Club audience in the BBC Radio Theatre.

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