Josephine's novel 'Extinctions', which explores ageing, grief, loss, and community, won the 2017 Miles Franklin Award. Josephine will discuss the book, and her writing process, in conversation with author Sian Prior, in the intimate surrounds of Red Betty bar in Brunswick.
This is a free event (with drinks at bar prices). All welcome.
For more information about Red Betty, see their website.
About Josephine Wilson
Josephine Wilson's second novel, 'Extinctions', won the 2017 Miles Franklin Literary Award and the Colin Roderick Award after winning the inaugural Dorothy Hewett Award in manuscript form. 'Extinctions' was also shortlisted for the 2017 Prime Minister's Award for Fiction. Josephine is a Perth-based writer whose career began in the area of performance. Her early works included 'The Geography of Haunted Places', with Erin Hefferon, and 'Customs'. Her first novel was 'Cusp', (UWA Publishing, 2005). Josephine has taught at Murdoch, the University of Western Australia, and Curtin University.
About Sian Prior
Sian Prior has been a writer and broadcaster for 25 years. She presents arts and music programs for ABC radio and is a regular columnist for Fairfax. Her essays have been published in Meanjin, TEXT journal, Grieve anthology and the first Women of Letters anthology. Her first book, ‘Shy: A Memoir’, was published by Text in 2014. Sian teaches non-fiction at RMIT University, where she gained her PhD in Creative Writing in 2015.
Brunswick, VIC 3056