|Name Christos Tsiolkas||Role Author|
|Movies Dead Europe, Head On, Blessed, Saturn's Return|
Education University of Melbourne, Blackburn High School
Nominations AACTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay
Books The Slap, Barracuda, Loaded, The Jesus Man, Dead Europe
Similar People Patricia Cornelius, Ana Kokkinos, Andrew Bovell, Alexis Wright, Alex Dimitriades
Christos Tsiolkas on Patrick White: Writers on Writers
Christos Tsiolkas (born 1965) is an Australian author of Greek descent.
- Christos Tsiolkas on Patrick White Writers on Writers
- Christos tsiolkas in conversation with david marr sydney writers festival
- Early life
- Personal life
Christos tsiolkas in conversation with david marr sydney writers festival
He was born and bred in Melbourne with his Greek immigrant parents, and was educated at Blackburn High School. Tsiolkas completed his Arts Degree at the University of Melbourne in 1987. He edited the student newspaper Farrago in 1987.
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 and was adapted into a film, in 2012. In 2009, his fourth novel, The Slap, won the Commonwealth Writers Prize 2009 for best novel in the South-East Asia and South Pacific area. The Slap has been turned into both an Australian and U.S. television miniseries. Barracuda was adapted for television in 2016.
Tsiolkas is a Richmond Football Club supporter, and openly gay.
2006 "The Hit" Parallelo Theatre