Christos Tsiolkas is the author of three previous novels: Loaded (filmed as Head-On), The Jesus Man and Dead Europe, which won the 2006 Age Fiction Prize and the 2006 Melbourne Best Writing Award.
The Slap won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize in 2009 and was shortlisted for the 2009 Miles Franklin Literary Award and the ALS Gold Medal. The Slap has been on Australian bestseller lists since its publication in 2008, and in 2009 it was the fourth biggest-selling title by an Australian author. It has also been a Canadian bestseller.
Christos Tsiolkas is also a playwright, essayist and screenwriter. He lives in Melbourne.