Interview

Breakfasters: Christos Tsiolkas On New Novel ‘7 ½’

It's been a rough two years. Climate disasters, a global pandemic and political turmoil everywhere you turn. But Christos Tsiolkas returns with another novel to remind us to seek beauty amid doom. Joining Breakfasters with Daniel, Sarah and Bobby, Christos describes the experience of writing his eighth book, 7 ½, in the midst of so much universal uncertainty and how writing beautiful prose can help others integrate the bad and the good in their own lives. A mash-up of autobiography, homage, film and fiction, his work makes the defiant claim that beauty alone is worth our undivided attention.

Photo: Sarah Enticknap

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