Christos Tsiolkas is the author of nine 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 Best Writing Award. He won Overall Best Book in the Commonwealth Writers' Prize 2009, was shortlisted for the 2009 Miles Franklin Literary Award, long listed for the 2010 Man Booker Prize and won the Australian Literary Society Gold Medal for The Slap
, which was also announced as the 2009 Australian Booksellers Association and Australian Book Industry Awards Books of the Year. Barracuda
is his fifth novel. Merciless Gods
(2014) and Damascus
He is also a playwright, essayist and screen writer. He lives in Melbourne.