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

4.12 avg rating — 13,668 ratings — published 2008 — 50 editions
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3.46 avg rating — 1,774 ratings — published 2015 — 22 editions
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The Best of Barcelona INK

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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

“Regrets came up and asked me if I’d like to own them. Declined them for the most part but took a few just so I wouldn’t leave this relationship empty handed.”
Steve Toltz, A Fraction of the Whole



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