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A chat with 2017 Miles Franklin Award winner Josephine Wilson.


Relationships, Society 

Perth author Josephine Wilson was the winner of the 2017 Miles Franklin Award for her powerful, intimate, and highly original novel, Extinctions. She talks to Jane Cornes Maclean about, in TS Eliot's words 'the fragments we shore against our ruins' and what it really means to fully live and love. 

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The detail



2.00-2.45 pm 


Venue Map

A copy of the venue map can be downloaded here.

Auditorium, The University Club


Auditorium, The University Club venue information



  • Wheelchair access


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Boffins pop-up Bookshop

OPEN SAT & SUN, 8AM – 7PM Visit Boffins’ pop-up bookshop in The University Club to buy that must-have copy of the book you’ve been hearing about. Browse a range of titles from our guest authors amongst an eclectic selection of technical, practical, special interest, fiction and children’s books.

Will there be any book signings?

Authors will be signing in the marquee on Riley Oval, next to The University Club. Catch up with your favourite and get your books signed. More details available throughout the weekend.

Where is a place I can relax & enjoy?

Open all weekend, The University Club Café offers a range of drinks, hot foods, takeaway sandwiches, salads and light snacks. Relax in the Writers Courtyard Hub. Enjoy a cool drink, coffee, ice cream or a bite to eat from one of the food outlets.

How do I book a Writers Week event?

You can book ONLINE at perthfestival.com.au Via PHONE at 08 6488 5555, IN PERSON at our onsite Writers Week Box Office on event day. FREE Out and About Sessions require registrations online at perthfestival.com.au