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Tsiolkas, Christos 1965-

Overview
Works: 84 works in 437 publications in 18 languages and 6,997 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Novels  Bildungsromans  Domestic fiction  Drama  Television adaptations  Television mini-series  Short stories  Thrillers (Fiction)  Psychological fiction 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Scenarist
Classifications: PR9619.3.T786, 823.914
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The slap by Christos Tsiolkas( Book )

127 editions published between 2008 and 2018 in 17 languages and held by 2,206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At a festive barbecue in the Melbourne suburb a man slaps the child of another couple, triggering a court case and a variety of confrontations within the lives of the families and friends present
Barracuda : a novel by Christos Tsiolkas( Book )

53 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raised by a hairdresser single mom in a tiny Melbourne flat, Danny is elevated to an elite world by his Olympics-level swimming talent and must consider returning home twenty years later when a family member reaches out for help
Merciless Gods by Christos Tsiolkas( Book )

16 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemporary fiction. Love, sex, death, family, friendship, betrayal, tenderness, sacrifice and revelation. This incendiary collection of stories from acclaimed bestselling international writer Christos Tsiolkas takes you deep into worlds both strange and familiar, and characters that will never let you go
Dead Europe by Christos Tsiolkas( Book )

19 editions published between 2005 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Dead Europe' is an unsettling ghost story ahout blood lust, blood libel and blood revenge, a novel of blazing brilliance about the truths and lies of mythology and history. Isaac a young Australian photographer, is travelling through Europe. His whole life he longed for the sophistication and wealth of his father's stories, the Europe at the centre of civilisation and culture. But behind the facade of a unified and globalised contemporary society, he finds a history-blasted wasteland, a place forever condemned by the ghosts of its unspeakable past. In the mountain village where his mother was born, he unearths ancient terrors that have not been laid to rest, and perhaps never can be
Loaded by Christos Tsiolkas( Book )

23 editions published between 1995 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Christos Tsiolkas's controversial novel Loaded has been critically acclaimed as a forerunner in a new genre of "queer" multicultural fiction that explores issues of sexual politics and "intercultural racism""--Publisher's description
The slap( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At a family barbeque in suburban Melbourne, a man slaps another guest's unruly and disobedient child. Tensions run high in the family when the boy's mother presses assault charges
The Jesus man by Christos Tsiolkas( Book )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Jesus man tells the story of three brothers, Dominic, Tommy and Louie, who come from a Greek-Italian family haunted by its history. When Tommy is made redundant from work and can't find another job, he finds the voices in his head becoming louder and louder as he sinks inexorably into pornography, violence and madness. Tommy snaps and murders someone who may or may not be a serial sex killer of children, and then castrates and kills himself, leaving his family numb with grief and incomprehension and at the mercy of the ensuing media feeding frenzy. The Jesus man is told from the point of view of Louie, the youngest brother, who is struggling to make sense of Tommy's death and the kind of world in which such tragedies are commonplace. . ."--Publisher's description
Barracuda by Christos Tsiolkas( Recording )

15 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and French and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

His whole life, Danny Kelly's only wanted one thing: to win Olympic gold. Everything he's ever done, every thought, every dream, every action, takes him closer to that moment when the world will see him for what he is: the fastest, the strongest and the best. He's Barracuda, he's the psycho, he's everything his challengers want to be but don't have the guts to get there. He's going to show them all. He would be first, everything would be alright when he came first, all would be put back in place. When he thought of being the best, only then did he feel calm
The slap by Christos Tsiolkas( Recording )

23 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At a suburban barbecue, a man slaps a child who is not his own. The slap and its consequences force them all to question their own families and the way they live, their expectations, beliefs, and desires. Told from the points of view of eight people who were present at the barbecue
I'm not racist, but-- forty years of the Racial Discrimination Act by Tim Soutphommasane( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tolerance, prejudice and fear : Sydney PEN voices, the 3 Writers Project by Christos Tsiolkas( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In early 2007, Sydney PEN commissioned The 3 Writers Project', a series of essays and public lectures in which three of our leading and acclaimed writers Christos Tsiolkas, Gideon Haigh and Alexis Wright tackled topics of vital importance to contemporary Australia: tolerance, prejudice and fear. Christos Tsiolkas questions why the notion of tolerance has replaced the language of justice, equality and rights in recent political vocabulary. He asks why the liberal left has failed to counter the rhetoric of the clash of civilisations', and argues that in this new globalised world we need to create a set of ethics that goes beyond tolerance. Gideon Haigh traces the phenomenon of nationalism, from its enlightenment origins through to its fascist excesses, and examines how Australia has arrived at its present sense of nationhood. He looks at what underlies our latest incarnation, and how the process of arriving at it has reduced the liberal left to mute onlookers. Alexis Wright asserts that Australia's lack of tolerance and adoption of prejudice as patriotism has led to a fear that has paralysed both Aboriginal and white Australians. She wonders whether fear can rob hope, and argues passionately that we must resist personal and collective fear and trust literature to tell the truth about the darkness inside'. This impassioned and provocative trinity of essays, introduced by Nobel Laureate J.M. Coetzee, is testament to the linguistic power and fierce intellect of these significant writers."--Back cover
I'm not racist, but-- 40 years of the Racial Discrimination Act by Tim Soutphommasane( )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is Australia a racist country? The question persists, in spite of our multicultural success. Race continues to be a lightning rod of public debate. Australia may be relaxed and comfortable about many things, but it remains unsettled about matters of race and culture. The Racial Discrimination Act is Australias first federal human rights legislation. A landmark law, the RDA has had a profound impact on race relations. Published to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the RDA, this book provides a considered, accessible reflection on Australian racism, the limits of free speech, the moral and philosophical dimensions of bigotry, and the role of the RDA in our societys response to discrimination
Dead Europe by Christos Tsiolkas( Recording )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of an Australian artist-photographer who travels through Europe in the search for his mother's roots and finds more than he bargained for. He unravels the ghosts of his own family's past, and the unspoken-of status quo of a troubled Europe
Best Australian essays 2014( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Best Australian Essays 2014, Robert Manne assembles his picks of contemporary non-fiction writing. This sharp collection of essays about the human condition evinces lucid insight, shrewd understanding and heartbreaking empathy
Patrick White by Christos Tsiolkas( Book )

3 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an introduction to the Nobel Prize-winning writer's work that identifies its distinctly Australian point of view and accounts passionately for what White's novels mean to readers now. Patrick White, the un-Australian writer who did more than any other writer in the twentieth century to create an imaginative language that we can call Australian, who unshackled us from the demand that we write as the English do, who recognised, through his own alienation and also through his profound love for his partner, that we were a migrant and mongrel nation forging our own culture and our own language. Christos Tsiolkas spent a year of discovery and rediscovery reading Patrick White. In this passionate and original book, he shows how the Nobel Prize winner's work still speaks to us
The Australian ugliness by Robin Boyd( Book )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifty years after its first publication, Robin Boyd's bestselling The Australian Ugliness remains the definitive statement on how we live and think in the environments we create for ourselves. In it Boyd rallied against Australia's promotion of ornament, decorative approach to design and slavish imitation of all things American
Merciless gods by Christos Tsiolkas( Recording )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love, sex, death, family, friendship, betrayal, tenderness, brutality, sacrifice and revelation. This incendiary collection of stories from acclaimed writer Christos Tsiolkas, bestselling author of The Slap and Barracuda, takes you deep into worlds both strange and familiar, and introduces you to characters who will never let you go and situations that will haunt you forever
Andrew Bovell : the alchemy of collaboration( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Australian artists and filmmakers pay tribute to one of Australia's greatest writers for stage and screen. Andrew Bovell's credits include the landmark film Lantana and the award-winning play When the Rain Stops Falling. He adapted Kate Grenville's book The Secret River for stage and John le Carre's A Most Wanted Man for the big screen. 'The truth of the drama he writes carries equally well in a nine-hundred-seat theatre or in a close-up, because the truth is always at the heart of his work.' - Andrew Upton and Cate Blanchett
On Patrick White: Writers on Writers by Christos Tsiolkas( )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Patrick White is the unAustralian writer who did more than any other writer in the twentieth century to create an imaginative language that we can call oAustraliano, who unshackled us from the demand that we write as the English do, who recognised, through his own alienation and also through his profound love for his partner, that we were a migrant and mongrel nation forging our own culture and our own language.In this passionate and electrifying short book, Christos Tsiolkas writes about his year spent reading Patrick White, of his 'discovery and rediscovery of White as a writer.' The result is a vivid introduction to and celebration of the Nobel prize-winning writer's work that asks- what does it mean to us now?In the Writers on Writers series, leading writers reflect on another Australian writer who has inspired and fascinated them. Provocative, crisp and written from a practitioner's perspective, the series starts a fresh conversation between past and present, and writer and reader. It sheds light on the craft of writing, and introduces some intriguing and talented authors and their work.Published by Black Inc. in association with the University of Melbourne and the State Library of Victoria
Dead Europe : Tony Krawitz, 2012( Visual )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a trip to his parents' village in Greece, Isaac learns something of his father's cursed history. At first he dismisses the revelation as supersititious nonsense, but over the course of his travels from Greece to Paris to Budapest, Isaac is forced to confront the anti-Semitism of the past, the embedded bigotry in the bones of Europe and the nature of inheritied guilt
 
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Dead EuropeLoadedThe Jesus manThe slapTolerance, prejudice and fear : Sydney PEN voices, the 3 Writers ProjectThe Australian ugliness
Alternative Names
Christos Tsiolkas Australian writer

Christos Tsiolkas australiensk manusförfattare och författare

Christos Tsiolkas australischer Schriftsteller

Christos Tsiolkas australsk manusforfattar og skribent

Christos Tsiolkas australsk manusforfatter og skribent

Christos Tsiolkas australsk manuskriptforfatter og skribent

Christos Tsiolkas écrivain australien

Christos Tsiolkas escritor australiano

Christos Tsiolkas schrijver uit Australië

Tsiolkas, Chrēstos 1965-

Кристос Циолкас австралийский писатель

초커스, 크리스토스 1965-

チョルカス, クリストス

克里士鐸·濟奧卡斯

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