Meri is joined by Miles Franklin Literary Award winner Josephine Wilson to discuss her novel ‘Extinctions’.
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.
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Wednesday 6th Dec at 8pm
Thursday 7th Dec at 12:30pm
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