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Issue Details: First known date: 2023... 2023 Christos Tsiolkas in Conversation with Dmetri Kakmi about 7 ½
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'I have admired Christos Tsiolkas since his first book Loaded rammed into the Australian publishing scene in 1995. And although the ‘big P’ – to use the author’s designation –  political books that catapulted him to fame didn’t affect me to the same degree, 7 ½ rocked my world.

'It is wild and fearlessly, messily, human. I was so exhilarated, I couldn’t stop myself from emailing him a slew of questions. It was my way of continuing a thrilling reading process – one that took me back to the author’s early work. Jesus Man and Dead Europe came to mind as I powered through this audacious novel.

'Beyond that, there was the thrill of watching a writer turn novelistic expectations on their head by showing the reader what goes on in a writer’s mind as he corralls life’s wild horses and turns them to the services of art.' (Introduction)

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    y separately published work icon Kalliope X no. 4 Autumn 2023 26178854 2023 periodical issue 2023
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