Christos Tsiolkas is the author of four novels: Loaded
, which was made into the feature film Head-On
, The Jesus Man
and Dead Europe
,which won the 2006 Age Fiction Prize and the 2006 Melbourne BestWriting Award. He won Overall Best Book in the Commonwealth Writers'Prize 2009, was shortlisted for the 2009 Miles Franklin Literary Award,longlisted for the 2010 Man Booker Prize and won the Australian LiterarySociety Gold Medal for his latest novel, The Slap
, which wasalso announced as the 2009 Australian Booksellers Association andAustralian Book Industry Awards Books of the Year. He is also aplaywright, essayist and screen writer. He lives in Melbourne.