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“The Slap” author Christos Tsiolkas is a Melbourne Prize for Literature 2021 finalist

“The Slap” author Christos Tsiolkas is a Melbourne Prize for Literature 2021 finalist

Greek-Australian author Christos Tsiolkas has been named one of the four finalists for the Melbourne Prize for Literature.

The 56-year-old joins Jordie Albiston, Maxine Beneba Clarke and Pi O in the run-up to the $ 60,000 award, supported by the Vera Moore Foundation.

The prize is awarded to a Victorian published author whose work has “made an outstanding contribution to Australian literature and to cultural and intellectual life”.

Sir. Tsiolkas is the author of nine books, including Loaded (1995), which was made for the feature film Head-On, Jesus -man, and Dead Europe, who won another Melbourne Award in 2006 for best writing.

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His 2008 novel The Slap was announced as the 2009 Australian Booksellers Association and Australian Book Industry Awards Books of the Year and subsequently became an ABC TV series starring actor Alex Dimitriades before being adapted in the United States.

Sir. Tsiolkas, the most recently published work Damascus was released in 2019 and claimed the award for the fictional category of the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award.

The winners of the three-year prizes will be announced online at 18.00 on 10 November.

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