Wil­son wins pres­ti­gious Miles Franklin award

Canning Times - - NEWS -

PERTH writer Josephine Wil­son won the Miles Franklin Lit­er­ary Award for her novel Ex­tinc­tions.

Dr Wil­son, of Mos­man Park, was con­grat­u­lated by Curtin Univer­sity, where she is a ses­sional aca­demic.

She is the sixth West Aus­tralian to win the pres­ti­gious lit­er­ary prize.

Dr Wil­son said she felt be­ing nom­i­nated and then short­listed was re­ward enough, let alone be­ing named the win­ner.

“Writ­ing can be quite a soli­tary af­fair, but the beauty of the Miles Franklin is that it brings to­gether writers, re­gard­less of where they come from, and cre­ates such a great sense of com­mu­nity,” she said.

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