Biography

Christos Tsiolkas

Christos Tsiolkas is an award-winning novelist, playwright, essayist, and screenwriter. His fiction has won numerous prizes, including the Commonwealth Writers Award, The Age Fiction Prize, and the Melbourne Best Writing Award. THE SLAP is his first book published in the US.

Christos Tsiolkas

Books by Christos Tsiolkas

by Christos Tsiolkas - Fiction, Sports, Suspense

Fourteen-year-old Daniel Kelly is special. He knows that his astonishing ability in the swimming pool has the potential to transform his life. Everything Danny has ever done, every sacrifice his family has ever made has been in pursuit of this dream. Twenty years later, Dan is in Scotland afraid that revealing what he has done will make him unlovable. When he is called upon to return home to his family, the moment of violence in the wake of his defeat that changed his life forever comes back to him in terrifying detail, and he struggles to believe that he’ll be able to make amends. Haunted by shame, Dan relives the intervening years he spent in prison, where the optimism of his childhood was completely foreign.