Christos Tsiolkas' Damascus

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Great Conversations features interviews with authors and writers, exploring books, writing and literary culture from Australia and the world.
Today's episode features Christos Tsiolkas discussing his new novel Damascus.
Damascus tells the story of Saul of Tarsus. Saul was a Greek speaking Jew, a tent-maker who some two thousand years ago was met on the road to Damascus by a blinding light and was convinced that he must bring the teachings of the Jewish prophet Jesus to the world.
Damascus is a story perhaps well known to many, while others may not have encountered the tent-maker whose letters came to spread Christianity to the world. .

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