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Your Favourites' Favourites: Christos Tsiolkas and Peter Polites

Two generations of Greek-Australian storytellers

Peter Polites
Christos Tsiolkas (photo credit Sarah Enticknap)
Thursday 23 May 2024
Event Code: 33

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In Your Favourites’ Favourites, our most loved writers introduces one of their favourite authors.

“I will tell you why you should draft my story,” says the narrator’s mother in God Forgets About the Poor. “Because migrant stories are broken.”

Based on his mother’s modest life, Peter Polites’ latest novel is a nuanced portrait of a woman’s migration from Athens to Western Sydney.

This stunningly original book has been lauded as “exquisite” (The Bookshelf), “a triumphant reclamation” (The Saturday Paper) and “utterly transporting” (The Guardian).

Join novelist Christos Tsiolkas as he chats with the next big name in Greek-Australian literature.
Carriageworks, Bay 19
245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh, NSW, 2015