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Christos Tsiolkas


Greece (b.1965)

Christos Tsiolkas is a Greek-Australian author. He was born and grew up in Melbourne and was educated at Blackburn High School and the University of Melbourne where he completed an Arts Degree in 1987. He edited the student newspaper Farrago in 1988.

Tsiolkas' first novel, Loaded (1995), was filmed as Head On (1998) by director Ana Kokkinos, starring Alex Dimitriades. In 2006, his novel, Dead Europe, won The Age Book of the Year fiction award.

He is openly gay, and a Richmond Football Club supporter.
 


Genres: Literary Fiction
 
New and upcoming books
May 2024

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The In-Between
 
Novels
   Loaded (1995)
   The Jesus Man (1999)
   Dead Europe (2005)
   The Slap (2008)
   Barracuda (2014)
   Merciless Gods (2014)
   Damascus (2019)
   Seven and a Half (2022)
   The In-Between (2024)
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Collections
   Sticks, Stones (2012)
   Anthem (2023) (with others)
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Plays show
 
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Books containing stories by Christos Tsiolkas
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Fire Flood Plague (2020)
Australian writers respond to 2020
edited by
Sophie Cunningham

Award nominations
2010 Booker Prize (longlist) : The Slap


Christos Tsiolkas recommends
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An Exciting and Vivid Inner Life (2022)
Paul Dalla Rosa
"The contemporary urgency of his stories is intoxicating.... This is such an exciting collection - writing this good is thrilling, exhilarating."
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Bluebird (2020)
Malcolm Knox
"One of the best writers working in the world today. That's not opinion, that's fact."
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The Subjects (2019)
Sarah Hopkins
"Compelling from the opening pages...a book of complex ideas that is also alert to the art of storytelling."

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