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Tsiolkas novel ‘Damascus’ wins Victorian Premier’s Literary Award

Christos Tsiolkas won the fiction category prize of the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards for 2020 on Thursday for his critically acclaimed historical novel Damascus which is set in the...

Mr Chiolkas’s first novel was 1995’s Loaded.

In 2005 the Melbourne writer won the Age Book of the Year prize for his novel Dead Europe.

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He rose to international prominence with his fourth novel, The Slap, which in 2009 earned him the Commonwealth Writers Prize for best novel in South East Asia and the South Pacific area.

Other notable winners of the prize have been Nobel literary prizewinner JM Coetzee and…

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