Christos Tsiolkas





Christos Tsiolkas

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Christos Tsiolkas is the author of five novels: Loaded, which was made into the feature film Head-On, The Jesus Man and Dead Europe,which won the 2006 Age Fiction Prize and the 2006 Melbourne Best Writing Award. He won Overall Best Book in the Commonwealth Writers' Prize 2009, was shortlisted for the 2009 Miles Franklin Literary Award, long listed for the 2010 Man Booker Prize and won the Australian Literary Society Gold Medal for The Slap, which was also announced as the 2009 Australian Booksellers Association and Australian Book Industry Awards Books of the Year. Barracuda is his fifth novel. He is also a playwright, essayist and screen writer. He lives in Melbourne.


Average rating: 3.20 · 18,780 ratings · 2,892 reviews · 11 distinct works · Similar authors
The Slap
3.11 of 5 stars 3.11 avg rating — 14,578 ratings — published 2008 — 55 editions
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Barracuda
3.67 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 2,631 ratings — published 2013 — 19 editions
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Loaded
3.42 of 5 stars 3.42 avg rating — 666 ratings — published 1995 — 8 editions
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Dead Europe
3.19 of 5 stars 3.19 avg rating — 631 ratings — published 2005 — 13 editions
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The Jesus Man
3.32 of 5 stars 3.32 avg rating — 135 ratings — published 2001 — 4 editions
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Jump Cuts
3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 23 ratings
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Tolerance, Prejudice And Fe...
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3.33 of 5 stars 3.33 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 2008 — 2 editions
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Sticks, Stones: Allen & Unw...
2.91 of 5 stars 2.91 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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The Devil's Playground
3.67 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2002
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Merciless Gods
4.5 of 5 stars 4.50 avg rating — 2 ratings — expected publication 2014
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“In the three minutes it takes the song to play I'm caught in a magic world of harmony and joy, a truly ecstatic joy, where the aching longing to be somewhere else, out of this city, out of this country, out of this body and out of this life, is kept at bay.”
Christos Tsiolkas, Loaded
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“It is possible the world is divided into three genders - there are men, there are women and then there are women who choose to have nothing to do with children. How about men without children, he answered quickly, aren't they also different from fathers? She shook her head firmly, daring him to contradict her: no, all men are the same.”
Christos Tsiolkas, The Slap

“Hugo pulled away from Rosie’s teat. ‘No one is allowed to touch my body without my permission.’ His voice was shrill and confident. Hector wondered where he learnt those words. From Rosie? At child care? Were they community announcements on the frigging television?”
Christos Tsiolkas, The Slap

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