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Seeking essays on CHRISTOS TSIOLKAS

We invite essay submissions for a special issue of Antipodes, journal of the American Association for Australasian Studies (AAALS) examining the work of Australian author Christos Tsiolkas. This special section will be guest edited by Barbara M. Hoffmann (University of Miami). The submission deadline is October 1, 2021.

Christos Tsiolkas was born in Melbourne to Greek immigrant parents. His first novel, Loaded, was published in 1995 and made into the film Head On in 1998. Since that debut, Tsiolkas has produced award-winning works that continue to explore issues of gender and sexuality as well as immigration and Australian identity, and also cover topics ranging from liberal ideology to incarceration to sport. His 2005 novel Dead Europe won The Age Book of the Year fiction award. In 2007, along with Alexis Wright and Gideon Haigh, Tsiolkas was selected by Sydney PEN for the 3 Writers Project, a series of essays and public lectures tackling topics of importance to contemporary Australia. His 2008 novel The Slap, won the Commonwealth Writers Prize for best novel in the South-East Asia and South Pacific area. He published his first short story collection, Merciless Gods, in 2014. His most recent novel, Damascus (2019), explores the life of Saint Paul.

This special issue seeks to draw together a diverse range of essays on Tsiolkas’s work, including his novels, short stories, non-fiction, and plays/screenplays. Essays may also consider the relationship between Tsiolkas’s work and the many adaptations thereof, from films to miniseries to audio plays. We welcome the submission of new critical articles on any aspect of Tsiolkas’s work.

Essays should be 5500-7000 words in length and follow the latest MLA citation style and Antipodes guidelines. Please contact the guest editor Barbara M. Hoffmann ( if you have any questions. All essays should be submitted through the journal’s website (see below) and must go through double-blind peer review and editorial evaluation per the journal’s standing policy. Antipodes is published by Wayne State University Press. More information about the journal and submission process can be found here:

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