Steve Toltz

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


Steve Toltz (born in 1972) is an Australian novelist.

Toltz graduated from the University of Newcastle, New South Wales, in 1994. Prior to his literary career, he lived in Montreal, Vancouver, New York, Barcelona, and Paris, variously working as a cameraman, telemarketer, security guard, private investigator, English teacher, and screenwriter.

A Fraction of the Whole, his first novel, was released in 2008 to widespread critical acclaim. It is a comic novel which tells the history of a family of Australian outcasts. The narration of the novel alternates between Jasper Dean, a philosophical, idealistic boy, who grows up throughout the novel and his father, Martin Dean, a philosopher and shut-in described at the start of the novel as "the most h

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A Fraction of the Whole

4.13 avg rating — 16,530 ratings — published 2008 — 54 editions
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3.49 avg rating — 2,315 ratings — published 2015 — 23 editions
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it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 3 ratings
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The Best of Barcelona INK

4.15 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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“Sometimes not talking is effortless, and other times it’s more exhausting than lifting pianos.”
Steve Toltz, A Fraction of the Whole

“I think that's the real loss of innocence: the first time you glimpse the boundaries that will limit your potential.”
Steve Toltz, A Fraction of the Whole

“Or about how when you're a child, to stop you from following the crowd you're assaulted with the line "If everyone jumped off a bridge, would you?" but when you're an adult and to be different is suddenly a crime, people seem to be saying, "Hey. Everyone else is jumping off a bridge. Why aren't you?”
Steve Toltz, A Fraction of the Whole



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