In het boek Barracuda van Christos Tsiolkas droomt Daniel Kelly, afkomstig uit een arbeiderswijk in Melbourne, Australië, van olympisch goud bij het zwemmen. Nadat hij wordt gescout door de zwemcoach van een prestigieuze particuliere school krijgt hij een beurs aangeboden. Maar zijn zelfingenomen en rijke klasgenoten mogen hem niet. Het contrast tussen Daniels kleurrijke, warme familieleven thuis
Title
Barracuda
Author
Christos Tsiolkas
Translator
Tjadine Stheeman Onno Voorhoeve
Language
Dutch
Original language
English
Original title
Barracuda
Publisher
[Plaats van uitgave niet vastgesteld]: Ambo/Anthos B.V., 2014
ISBN
9789041426321
CloudLibrary
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About Christos Tsiolkas

Christos Tsiolkas (born 1965) is an Australian author.

Early life

Tsiolkas was born and raised in Melbourne with his Greek immigrant parents, and was educated at Blackburn High School. Tsiolkas completed his Arts Degree at the University of Melbourne in 1987. He edited the student newspaper Farrago in 1987.

Career

Tsiolkas' first novel, Loaded (1995), about an alienated closet gay youth in Melbourne, was adapted as the feature film Head On (1998) by director Ana Kokkinos, starring Alex Dimitriades. In 2006, his novel Dead Europe won The Age Book of the Year fiction award and was adapted into a film in 2012. In 2009, his fourth novel, The Slap, won the Commonwealth Writers Prize 2009 for best novel in the South-East Asia and South Pacific area. The Slap has been turned into both an Australian and U.S. television miniseries. Barracuda was…Read more on Wikipedia