Christos Tsiolkas was born in Melbourne in 1965. He took an arts degree from the University of Melbourne. He has written plays as well as novels but has been controversial, both with the book The Slap and remarks such as his comments on shitty European writers.
Christos Tsiolkas: Australian author of The Slap hits out at s—– European writers
Slap author Christos Tsiolkas takes swipe at ‘dry’ European fiction