Christos Tsiolkas

Christos Tsiolkas is the author of seven novels, including Loaded, The Jesus Man and Dead Europe. His novel, 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, won the Australian Literary Society Gold Medal, and was announced as the 2009 Australian Booksellers Association and Australian Book Industry Awards Books of the Year. His sixth novel, Damascus, won the 2019 Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Fiction. Christos is also a playwright, essayist and screen writer. His latest novel is 7 1/2.