True to our mission of bringing quality writers to a regional area, we are delighted to share that Christos Tsiolkas will be coming to Mildura in July for our twenty-fifth festival.
Most recently awarded the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Fiction for his novel Damascus, Chistos continues to shine as a literary risk-taker and sublime story-teller with novels that include Loaded, The Slap, Dead Europe, Barracuda and a body of cultural and political non-fiction that has provided an often unsettling, yet insightful portrait of Australian society.
His latest novel is an ambitious immersion in the 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 after the death of Christ, as well as Paul himself, Damascus asks the contemporary and urgent questions that have always obsessed this writer about class, love, family, exile and sacrifice.
We can’t wait to hear more from Christos who Peter Craven describes as a ‘serious literary writer who is also unputdownable, a mesmerising master of how to tell a story. He has this ability more than any other writer in the country.’
Join us from 16 – 19 July this year for the Mildura Writers Festival in our Mallee town by the Murray river, where the sun shines brightly and the skies are nearly always blue.
Early bird packages available in May.