Christos Tsiolkas (1965–) is a Melbourne author, playwright, and screen writer. His début novel Loaded (1995) was made into the film Head-On (1998). Since then he has written five novels, including Dead Europe (2005), which won the Age Book of the Year fiction award, The Slap (2008), which won the 2009 Commonwealth Writer's Prize, and Barracuda (2013). The Slap was made into a mini-series by the ABC in 2011 and re-made by NBC in the United States in 2015.
Kerryn Goldsworthy has written about The Slap (2008) as part of the Reading Australia initiative. Click here to read her essay.
Further reading and links
Reading Australia teaching resources: The Slap (2008)
Susan Lever reviews Merciless Gods (2014) in the January-February 2015 issue of ABR
Rosemary Sorensen reviews Barracuda (2013) in the November 2013 issue of ABR
Philipa Hawker reviews ABC TV's adaptation of The Slap (2011) in the October 2011 issue of ABR
Transcript from the First Tuesday Book Club review of The Slap. Jennifer Byrne, Jason Stegar, Marieke Hardy, John Collee, and Christine Wallace, 5 May, 2009
‘Freakazoid’. Melissa Denes reviews The Slap in The London Review of Books, Vol. 32, No 16, 19 August, 2010
‘The Slap, a novel that is bringing out the worst in middle class’. William Skidelsky reviews The Slap in The Guardian, 22 August, 2010
‘The Slap beats hot fields at book industry awards’. Susan Wyndham, The Sydney Morning Herald, 24 June, 2009
‘The Slap: whose side are you on?’. Leigh Dale, The Conversation, 24 November, 2011
‘Christos Tsiolkas: “I learnt to feel Australian by travelling to Europe.”’ Dennis Altman interviews Christos Tsiolkas, The Guardian, 12 November, 2013