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Cover to Cover EP 33 - Josephine Wilson

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Event Date and Time:
Wednesday 6th December, 2017 @ 8:00pm - 8:30pm

Meri is joined by Miles Franklin Literary Award winner Josephine Wilson to discuss her novel ‘Extinctions’.

Meri Fatin and Josephine Wilson

Extinctions, Josephine Wilson (UWA Publishing)
Josephine Wilson’s Extinctions, winner of the inaugural Dorothy Hewett Award, is an exciting sign of the quality of writing coming out of Western Australia. Beautifully nuanced in its characterisation, the novel follows Frederick Lothian, a retired Professor of concrete, as he slowly reaches a point of self-knowledge, recognising the cost of alienating oneself from life and loved ones. Wilson’s prose shifts seamlessly from playfulness to moments of painful intensity. The inclusion of images at key moments adds a poignancy and depth to Fred’s obsession with objects, and Wilson’s rich scene-work builds into a powerful portrayal of the realities of family life. This is wonderful writing.

Broadcast times

This episode will be broadcast several times as follows:

Wednesday 6th Dec at 8pm

Thursday 7th Dec at 12:30pm

Friday 8th Dec at 4:30pm

Saturday 9th Dec at 8pm

Sunday 10th Dec at 2pm

It will also be added to this page for you to watch at any time.

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Event Details

6th December 2017 to 6th December 2017

20:00 to 20:30

broadcast on Westlink TV
via satellite on the VAST platform on channel 602

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