Arts Interview: Street wise

Elliot Perlman's latest novel, The Street Sweeper, is a serious political novel which aims to inform, but still has its fair share of red meat for the reader.

31st March, 2012
Arts Interview: Street wise
Elliot Perlman: 'It's not like I sit down at my desk and say: "What ills will I tackle today?" ' Photo: Maura Hickey

Elliot Perlman's latest novel, The Street Sweeper, is a serious political novel which aims to inform, but still has its fair share of red meat for the reader

Writer Elliot Perlman doesn't like being labelled. "In my personal life," he says, "I am happy to identify myself as Jewish and Australian, but as a writer I don't like to be limited by descriptions like that, and it is important to me that I am not...

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