LIBERMAN, SERGE (1942– ), Australian writer of fiction. Born in Russia, Liberman arrived in Melbourne, Australia, with his parents in 1951. A physician, he became probably the best-known living Australian Jewish writer of fiction. Liberman published several volumes of short stories, including On Firmer Shores (1981), A Universe of Clowns (1983), The Life That I Have Led (1985), and The Battered and the Redeemed (1990). Essentially, Liberman tried to show both the inevitable failure of any view of life lacking a traditional base, but also the inadequacy of such a view in the modern secular world. He was also the editor of a Yiddish-oriented literary journal, the Melbourne Chronicle, and the co-compiler of the Bibliography of Australian Judaica (1987).
W.D. Rubinstein, Australia ii, 331–332.
[William D. Rubinstein (2nd ed.)]