Christos Tsiolkas is the author of six novels: Loaded, The Jesus Man, Dead Europe, The Slap, Barracuda and Damascus. He has published the short story collection, Merciless Gods, and co-authored Jump Cuts: An Autobiography with Sasha Soldatow. He has published a monograph on Fred Schepisi’s The Devil's Playground, for the Australian Screen Classics series, and one on Patrick White for the Writers on Writers series. Many of his works have been adapted for the stage and the screen. He is also a playwright, essayist, screenwriter, and film reviewer for The Saturday Paper. Christos is a patron of Writers Victoria and an ambassador for the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre. He lives in Melbourne, and alongside Clem Bastow and Casey Bennetto is a co-host of Superfluity on community radio station, 3RRR.