2017 Miles Franklin Award winner at Victoria Park Library

Published on 25 October 2017


Book lovers will have the chance to hear from Josephine Wilson, winner of the prestigious 2017 Miles Franklin Literary Award, as she presents a talk at the Victoria Park Library on Thursday, 9 November from 6pm to 7.30pm.

Josephine, who recently won the award for her novel Extinctions, will be giving a talk about the writing process as part of the November Buzz Week program, which coincides with National Novel Writing Month and the Write Along the Highway series of events.

She is a Perth-based writer and has lectured and taught in the tertiary sector. As well as being the busy parent of two children, she works at Curtin University, teaching in the Humanities Honours Program in Creative Writing and in Art and Design history. She completed her Masters of Philosophy at Queensland University and her PhD at the University of Western Australia.

Extinctions also won the inaugural Dorothy Hewett Award in 2016.

Mayor Trevor Vaughan is happy to welcome Josephine Wilson to the Victoria Park Library.

“I’d like to offer my congratulations to Josephine for her outstanding win of the 2017 Miles Franklin Literary Award, and thank her for visiting us to give a presentation,” he said.

“This will be a great event for avid readers, make sure to book early to secure your spot.”

Bookings are essential. Entry is $3 per person. You can book online via our events calendar, call 9373 5500 or email vicparklibrary@vicpark.wa.gov.au.

For more information about this event, or other library events, visit www.victoriaparklibrary.wa.gov.au.