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The Sweep of Narrative
Code: 90  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Fiction
Friday, May 18 2012 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Free, no bookings
Sydney Dance 4, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay Venue & Transport Info
Elliot Perlman, Elizabeth Johnstone (facilitator)
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With his epic new novel, The Street Sweeper, Elliot Perlman has cemented his reputation as a master storyteller with a remarkable grasp of the big themes of the contemporary world: memory, love, guilt, heroism and the extremes of racism. He talks to Elizabeth Johnstone.

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Elliot Perlman (Australian)

Elliot Perlman’s Three Dollars won The Age Book of the Year Award, the Betty Trask Award (UK) and the Fellowship of Australian Writers' Book of the Year Award. He co-wrote the screenplay for the film Three Dollars which received the Australian Film Critics' Circle Award for Best Adapted Screenplay as well as the AFI Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. Seven Types of Ambiguity was an international bestseller and was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award and the Queensland Premier's Literary Award for Fiction. Elliot lives in Melbourne.

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Elizabeth Johnstone (Australian)

Elizabeth Johnstone is a retired corporate partner and now company director and consultant to Ashurst. She was formerly practice head, company law and governance, with Blake Dawson Lawyers, following a business career managing strategic planning, marketing and organisational change. In a prior life she taught tertiary-level literature. Elizabeth serves on the board of Sydney Writers’ Festival. She is passionate about books, reading and contributing to a great community festival.

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