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Christos Tsiolkas


Christios Tsiolkas (photo credit Sarah Enticknap)
Christos Tsiolkas is the author of eight novels, including Dead Europe, which won the 2006 Age Fiction Prize and the 2006 Melbourne Best Writing Award, as well as being made into a feature film. His fourth novel, the international bestseller The Slap, won Overall Best Book in the Commonwealth Writers' Prize 2009, was shortlisted for the 2009 Miles Franklin Literary Award, longlisted for the 2010 Man Booker Prize and won the Australian Literary Society Gold and was also named Book of the Year for 2009 by the Australian Booksellers Association and the Australian Book Industry Awards. His sixth novel, Damascus, won the 2019 Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Fiction. In 2021, Christos won the Melbourne Prize for Literature. Christos is also a playwright, essayist and screen writer.