Christos Tsiolkas

Christos Tsiolkas
Christos Tsiolkas is the author of five novels, including DamascusThe Slap and Barracuda, and the short-story collection Merciless Gods.

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Why Australia hates asylum seekers


Our governments and press have demonised boat people for 15 years. Organisations like the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre worry they’re fighting a losing battle.

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Citizen Kael


Brian Kellow’s 'Pauline Kael: A Life in the Dark'

The Gaza Strips


I’m ageing; I’m becoming the old fart I never wished to be. I am succumbing to nostalgia and its lethal evil twin, bitterness. I listen to the radio – or, recently, more often a 30-second grab of a song on iTunes – and I think that popular music …