OwlTail

Cover image of Christos Tsiolkas

Christos Tsiolkas

32 Podcast Episodes

Latest 11 Sep 2021 | Updated Daily

Weekly hand curated podcast episodes for learning

Episode artwork

Your Favourites’ Favourites: Christos Tsiolkas & Jessie Tu

Sydney Writers' Festival

Beloved author Christos Tsiolkas speaks with Jessie Tu about her debut novel, A Lonely Girl is a Dangerous Thing, a story of female desire and the consequences of wanting too much and never getting it. “As soon as I started reading Jessie Tu’s A Lonely Girl is a Dangerous Thing, it was like a drug rush,” said Christos. “I experienced what all of us who love reading desire: to hear a voice – bold and coherent – that we have not heard before. I was elated.” Enjoy this wide-ranging conversation reflecting on respecting the ones who came before, a shared love of American fiction, writing about anger and the craft of storytelling. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

52mins

23 Jul 2021

Episode artwork

Six Walks Ep 6: Christos Tsiolkas on silver screens

ACCA Podcast

This episode featuring Christos Tsiolkas is part of Six Walks an audio walking tour series commissioned by ACCA – Australian Centre for Contemporary Art.Find bio, access notes, images and further information here: https://acca.melbourne/six-walks-episode-six-christos-tsiolkas/ABOUT THIS EPISODE:Christos Tsiolkas first got to know the city by falling in love with film. In his walk through the laneways, streets and arcades of Melbourne’s CBD, Christos recounts memories of early childhood trips to the cinema with his parents, teenage escapes from the suburbs to cinemas in the city, and his own discovery of secret quarters and spaces. The cinema is a space of dreaming. It is also an art infused with eroticism. Many of Christos’s secret spaces may now have vanished, but in his recollections, as he walks and meanders through the city, we can imagine the flicker of projectors and the experience of bathing in the luminescent silver light of dreams.Christos Tsiolkas is a novelist, playwright, scriptwriter and essayist and film critic for The Saturday Paper. Read the extended bio via the link above.Advisory note: contains strong language, sexual references and adult themes.Curator: Annika KristensenAudio technician: Simon CotterABOUT THE SERIES: Six Walks has been conceived to be ideally listened to in situ, with headphones on a personal mobile device. Maps, directions and access notes are available with each walk to assist with orientation. ACCA reminds participants to be aware of their surroundings and to adhere to road safety guidelines at all times. Please note that when undertaking a walk, participants must assume personal responsibility for any liability, injury, loss, or damage in any way connected with their experience of Six Walks.Six Walks can also be listened to from anywhere and at any time and Text versions of each walk are available for download.ACCA acknowledges the support of Creative Victoria in the development of the Six Walks series.

46mins

24 Nov 2020

Similar People

Episode artwork

Christos Tsiolkas's life of writing

ABC RN Arts

A special in-depth interview with Christos Tsiolkas that digs deep into his origins as a writer.

21mins

19 Nov 2020

Episode artwork

Christos Tsiolkas's life of writing

The Book Show

A special in-depth interview with Christos Tsiolkas that digs deep into his origins as a writer.

21mins

19 Nov 2020

Most Popular

Episode artwork

Damsacus: Christos Tsiolkas in conversation with Malcolm Knox

Byron Writers Festival

Christos Tsiolkas' stunning new novel Damascus is a work of soaring ambition and achievement, of immense power and epic scope, taking as its subject nothing less than events surrounding the birth and establishment of the Christian church. Based around the gospels and letters of St Paul, and focusing on characters one and two generations on from the death of Christ, as well as Paul (Saul) himself, Damascus nevertheless explores the themes that have always obsessed Tsiolkas as a writer: class, religion, masculinity, patriarchy, colonisation, exile; the ways in which nations, societies, communities, families and individuals are united and divided - it's all here, the contemporary and urgent questions, perennial concerns made vivid and visceral.In Damascus, Tsiolkas has written a masterpiece of imagination and transformation: an historical novel of immense power and an unflinching dissection of doubt and faith, tyranny and revolution, and cruelty and sacrifice.Join Christos as he speaks candidly with fellow author and long-time friend Malcolm Knox about his own winding path to Damascus.

54mins

25 Jun 2020

Episode artwork

Christos Tsiolkas

Monocle 24: Meet the Writers

Christos Tsiolkas is an Australian born to Greek immigrant parents whose breakthrough novel, ‘The Slap’, was longlisted for the Booker prize in 2010. He talks about religion, shame and his most recent book, ‘Damascus’.

30mins

26 Apr 2020

Episode artwork

Who was St Paul? With Christos Tsiolkas and Tom Holland – books podcast

The Guardian Books podcast

On this week’s podcast, we talk to Tsiolkas about his novel on the life of St Paul and the historian Holland explains what we know about the man. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/bookspod

37mins

17 Mar 2020

Episode artwork

Christos Tsiolkas, Mothers and Daughters in fiction, Nairobi books

Books and Authors

Christos Tsiolkas, Mothers and Daughters in fiction, Nairobi books

27mins

15 Mar 2020

Episode artwork

Portrait Of A Lady On Fire, Women Beware Women, Christos Tsiolkas, Leon Spilliaert, Noughts and Crosses

Saturday Review

The newest film by French director Céline Sciamma (Tomboy, Girlhood) is Portrait Of A Lady On Fire. An 18th century painter is commissioned to paint a bride-to-be's wedding portrait and falls in love with her subjectWomen Beware Women is a play by Middleton just opened at The Globe Theatre in London. How do you navigate a society in which women are consciously and unconsciously commodified, coerced and controlled?Australian author Christos Tsiolkas came to international attention with his best-selling novel The Slap. His latest - Damascus - retells the story of St Paul's conversion. Leon Spilliaert was a Belgian painter in the early 20th century whose work often reflected his insomnia and seaside settings. A new exhibition at London's Royal Academy brings this lesser-known artist into the spotlightMalorie Blackman's successful Noughts and Crosses novels have been adapted for TV and they're coming to BBC1 at the beginning of MarchTom Sutcliffe's guests are Sathnam Sanghera, Muriel Zhaga and Susan Jeffreys. The producer is Oliver Jones Podcast Extra recommendations:Sathnam - Jay-Z on SpotifySusan - Choirs and singing by candlelightMuriel - making Delia Smith's marmalade and rewatching FriendsTom - A.N. Wilson's The Mind of the Apostl eMain image © 2020 Curzon Artificial Eye

49mins

29 Feb 2020

Episode artwork

Where do ideas come from? With advice from Christos Tsiolkas, Shags, Chris Endry and Dr Maggie Webb.

ArtsHubbub

Writer Christos Tsiolkas talks writing practice, his studio and the inspiration for his new novel Damascus. In our monthly segment the Nudge, we explore where ideas come from with research psychologist Dr Maggie Webb, visual artist Shags and musician/performer Chris Endry. Plus our monthly round up of what’s hot in the arts in the upcoming months.Our theme music is ‘Chasing Waterfalls’ by Tim Shiel.

23mins

12 Jan 2020

Loading