Charlotte Wood and Christos Tsiolkas are two of our most acclaimed and best loved authors, rigorous, generous, and excavators of humanity’s hidden depths. In this special conversation, Charlotte and Christos draw on their most recent books – Charlotte’s study of creativity The Luminous Solution and Christos’s autofiction 7 ½ – to discuss how they function as artists, the challenges of a creative life and how they lived through the surreal ride of the pandemic.
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Christos Tsiolkas is a playwright, essayist, screenwriter and the author of eight novels, including Loaded, The Slap, Damascus and most recently 7 ½. His books have been recognised with awards including the Commonwealth Writers' Prize, ABIA Book of the Year and the Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Fiction, as well as being shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award, longlisted for the Booker, and adapted into celebrated films and television series.
Charlotte Wood is the prize-winning author of six novels and two books of non-fiction. Her most recent novel, The Weekend, told of friendship and growing older, and her latest non-fiction book, The Luminous Solution, explores creativity, resilience and the inner life.
Nicole Abadee writes about books for Good Weekend, appears regularly at writers’ festivals and other literary events and has a books podcast, Books, Books, Books. Nicole is also a literary consultant, helping writers to polish their work and to get published.