Literary winner to talk

Busselton Dunsborough Times

Winner of one of Australia’s greatest literary prizes, novelist Josephine Wilson, will be speaking about her book, Extinctions, at Capel Library tonight.

Extinctions is Wilson’s second novel and won the 2017 Miles Franklin Literary Award and the Colin Roderick Award.

The book explores family, identity and belonging from the perspective of an older man who has lost his wife and has significant issues with his children.

“Family isn’t something that’s biologically given and there are many connections made in families based on more than birth, the underlying reason I wanted to write this book is to explore that,” she said.

Wilson said she was excited to visit the South West, but said people needed to show and support for such events. “If people come and demonstrate it’s what they want and ask libraries and local government to fund similar events, I assure you it will be supported,” she said.

In Conversation with Josephine Wilson is a free event, including light refreshments, starting at 7pm.

RSVP to 9727 0290 or email caplib@capel.wa.gov.au.

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