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08/16/2010 03:34 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Author's Shocking Comment: Christos Tsiolkas, Author of 'The Slap', Slams European Writers

The 44 year-old Australian, author of the most divisive book chosen for Britain's most highly regarded literary award in recent memory, also criticised European authors for producing stories that were "dry and academic."

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