Christos Tsiolkas is the author of Loaded, 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, longlisted for the 2010 Man Booker Prize and won the Australian Literary Society Gold Medal for The Slap.
'... wildly energetic and fearless, thrillingly about our lives now' - Helen Garner. 'Whose side are you on? Honestly, one of the three or four truly great novels of the new millennium.' - John Boyne, author of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas. '... nothing short of a tour de force ... a novel of immense power and scope.' - Colm Toibin, author of Brooklyn. 'A cool, calm, irresistible masterpiece.' - Chris Cleave, author of The Other Hand.