Screw Loose: revised edition
Arts Research Lounge, Level 5, North Wing
First published twenty years ago, Peter Blazey’s audacious, irresistible autobiography is now available in a revised edition with a foreword by the Honourable Michael Kirby. Candid and at times provocative, these self-styled ‘uncalled-for memoirs’ encompass five decades in the life of a controversial Australian journalist, biographer and gay activist.
Please join us for this relaunch, presented by Christos Tsiolkas.
Peter Blazey was born in Melbourne in 1939 and worked for the Australian, the National Times and as a regular columnist for OutRage Magazine. He published a number of books, including a political biography of Henry Bolte, and was co-editor of the short fiction anthology, Love Cries. His personal memoir, Screw Loose, appeared after his death from AIDS in 1997.
Christos Tsiolkas is the author of five novels: Barracuda, Loaded, which was made into the feature film Head-On, The Jesus Man and Dead Europe, which won the 2006 Age Fiction Prize and the 2006 Melbourne Best Writing Award.
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Christos Tsiolkas, Author
Christos Tsiolkas is the author of five novels: *Barracuda*, *Loaded*, which was made into the feature film *HeadOn*, *The Jesus Man* and *Dead Europe*, which won the 2006 Age Fiction Prize and the 2006 Melbourne Best Writing Award. He won Overall Best Book in the Commonwealth Writers' Prize 2009, was shortlisted for the 2009 Miles Franklin Literary Award, longlisted for the 2010 Man Booker Prize and won the Australian Literary Society Gold Medal for his novel, *The Slap*, which was also announced as the 2009 Australian Booksellers Association and Australian Book Industry Awards Books of the Year. He is also a playwright, essayist and screen writer. He lives in Melbourne. Photo: John Tsiavis