Video: Q&A With Christos Tsiolkas

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Photo: Renee Rosensteel

Christos Tsiolkas visited Sampsonia Way on April 27, 2010 to give a reading with Tommy Wieringa and Sofi Oksanen. The event was sponsored by City of Asylum/Pittsburgh in partnership with PEN/America.

Tsiolkas read an excerpt from his novel The Slap, which explores the changing lifestyle of Australia’s middle-class and confronts issues such as multiculturalism, homophobia, and infidelity.

At the event, the audience asked Tsiolkas about his process constructing characters, writing about sex, The Slap´s reception, and Australian slang. Watch his answers in this video.

While he was here, Tsiolkas sat down for a conversation with Sampsonia Way editor Silvia Duarte. Read the interview here

Watch Tommy Wieringa read from his novel Joe Speedboat

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Sampsonia Way is an online magazine sponsored by City of Asylum/Pittsburgh that seeks to protect and advocate for writers who may be endangered, to educate the public about threats to writers and literary expression, and to create a community in which endangered writers thrive and literary culture is a valued part of life.

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