Victoria Park Library
27 Sussex Street, East Victoria Park, 6101
Perth-based writer Josephine Wilson is the winner of the 2017 Miles Franklin Literary Award for her novel Extinctions — becoming just the fifth West Australian to claim Australia’s most prestigious literary prize. Extinctions, which is Josephine’s second novel, was published by UWA Publishing after she won the inaugural Dorothy Hewett Award for an unpublished manuscript in 2015.
Come along to Victoria Park Library to hear Josephine discuss her novel, her writing process, and her journey from becoming an emerging writer to an award-winning West Australian author.
In Extinctions, Professor Frederick Lothian, retired engineer, world expert on concrete and connoisseur of modernist design, has quarantined himself from life by moving to a retirement village. His wife, Martha, is dead and his two adult children are lost to him in their own ways. When a series of unfortunate incidents forces him and his neighbour, Jan, together, he begins to realise the damage done by the accumulation of a lifetime’s secrets and lies, and to comprehend his own shortcomings. Finally, Frederick Lothian has the opportunity to build something meaningful for the ones he loves.
Bookings are essential as places are limited. To book, contact Victoria Park Library on 9373 5500 or visit the website.
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