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Author Talk: Josephine Wilson 2017 Miles Franklin Award Winner for 'Extinct...

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Subiaco Library and Dymocks Subiaco are pleased to host 2017 Miles Franklin Award winner Josephine Wilson.

Join us as Josephine Wilson shares the stories behind her award winning work Extinctions. Copies of Extinctions will be available for sale on the night. This event is part of Subiaco Library's Monday night event series and includes a light supper.

About 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. Surrounded and obstructed by the debris of his life - objects he has collected over many years and tells himself he is keeping for his daughter - he is determined to be miserable, but is tired of his existence and of the life he has chosen.

When a series of unfortunate incidents forces him and his neighbour, Jan, together, he beings 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.

About Josephine Wilson

Josephine Wilson is a Perth-based writer. She completed her Masters of Philosophy at Queensland University and her PhD at UWA. Her writing career began in the area of performance; her works include The Geography of Haunted Place, with Erin Hefferon, and Customs. The Geography of Haunted Places toured nationally and to the London International Festival of Theatre. Her first novel, Cusp, (UWA Publishing) was published in 2005. Josephine has lectured and taught in the tertiary sector in the areas of poetry, creative writing, visual arts and performance. She is the busy parent of two children, now 11 and 16, and works as a sessional staff member at Curtin University, where she teaches in the Humanities Honours Program, and in Creative Writing, and Art and Design. In 2015 she was awarded the first Dorothy Hewett Prize for an unpublished manuscript. Her novel Extinctions was published in October 2016, by UWA Publishing.

Photo credit Peter Marko


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Getting to the event: Subiaco Library has limited parking bays available at the rear of the building including two accessible parking bays. Three hour ticketed parking is available behind Subiaco Church off Rowland Street. For more information on getting around Subiaco visit the city’s website.

Access and inclusion: Subiaco Library is wheelchair accessible for additional information please contact Subiaco Library on 9237 9300.

Ticket information: You are not required to bring a ticket with you. In the case of a booked-out event, names may be checked at the door.

More information: For more events and programs at Subiaco Library visit the City of Subiaco events calendar, follow the Subiaco Library on Facebook or join the Cultural Services e-newsletter database by emailing library@subiaco.wa.gov.au

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