• Mr Christos Tsiolkas

Christos Tsiolkas is the award-winning author of five novels: Loaded (which was made into the feature film Head-On), The Jesus Man, Dead Europe, The Slap and Barracuda.

The Slap won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, was shortlisted for the 2009 Miles Franklin Literary Award, longlisted for the 2010 Man Booker Prize and has been twice adapted for TV. His latest novel, the bestselling Barracuda, has also been adapted for the screen and his short-story collection, Merciless Gods, was published to acclaim in 2014. Christos is also a playwright, essayist and screenwriter.