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Christos Tsiolkas

'Learning to write saved my life'

Christos Tsiolkas
Video: 4 minutes 35 seconds

Acclaimed Australian author, Christos Tsiolkas describes his childhood and how he came to write.

This video was produced with funds donated by Tim Fairfax AC.

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2 portraits

1 . 2 . Christos Tsiolkas John Tsiavis © John Tsiavis.

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Christos Tsiolkas

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Christos Tsiolkas, 1998 (printed 2009) John Tsiavis
Christos Tsiolkas, 1998 (printed 2009) John Tsiavis
Christos Tsiolkas, 1998 (printed 2009) John Tsiavis
Christos Tsiolkas, 1998 (printed 2009) John Tsiavis

Intense identity

Magazine article by Dr Christopher Chapman, 2009

Dr Chistopher Chapman discusses the portrait of Australian author Christos Tsiolkas taken by John Tsiavis.

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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders both past and present.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website contains images of deceased persons.