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