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Join us over High Tea as we listen to the 2017 Miles Franklin Literary Award winner Josephine Wilson discuss her award-winning novel, Extinctions.

Josephine is the fifth Western Australian to have won the Miles Franklin Literary Award in its sixty years history and UWA Publishing is only the second Western Australian based publisher to win Australia’s most prestigious literary award.

Extinctions  is a brilliant investigation of ageing and connections between people; Frederick Lothian is a 69 year old man who has painted himself into a lonely corner and ended up, too early, in a retirement village. Here he begins to ponder the attention he has paid to things rather than people.

The Miles Franklin Literary Award is Australia’s most prestigious literature prize. Established through the will of My Brilliant Career author, Miles Franklin, the prize is awarded each year to a novel which is of the highest literary merit and presents Australian life in any of its phases.

The Miles Franklin judges said of the novel: ‘In Extinctions, a compassionate and unapologetically intelligent novel, Josephine Wilson explores ageing, adoption, grief and remorse, empathy and self-centredness. Fred Lothian is a man in denial: a brilliant engineer, now retired and widowed. He knows that ‘for an engineer there was a bridge for every situation’; but solutions for the complexity of human problems elude him.’

Extinctions will be available to purchase throughout the afternoon.

 

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