'Christos Tsiolkas The Untold Story is the first in depth systematic look at the life and work of one of Australia’s most popular and controversial storytellers.
'From Tsiolkas’ early days as a struggling writer to the present universal acclaim, his compelling untold story is at last recorded. For the first time the writer speaks candidly and de profundis about everything: his turbulent life (his childhood, adolescence and adulthood) and subjects dear to his heart (literature and criticism, identity, the state of humanity – decadence, materialism, spirituality, ethics, racism, animal liberation, intellectuals and the media – religion and death). He also reveals secrets and valuable insights about his four controversial novels which he discusses at length – from his first provocative Loaded to his latest international bestseller The Slap. Essential reading for Tsiolkas’ numerous fans who have always wondered: “what is the real story behind the ‘Tsiolkas phenomenon’' (Publisher's blurb)