Williamstown Literary Festival

Willy Lit Fest

Event Date: 
16 June 2018 to 17 June 2018
Author / Presenters: 
Beginnings and Extinctions - Josephine Wilson with Sherryl Clark

Humorous, poignant and galvanising by turns, Extinctions is a novel about all kinds of extinction – natural, racial, national and personal – and what we can do to prevent them.

Join us for a lively discussion about novel writing, families, mortality and redemption. Do we ‘create’ novels or do they grab us until we are compelled to tell their stories? Why does a great novel always make us think about who we are? Josephine Wilson’s second novel, Extinctions, called ‘a meditation on survival’, won last year’s Miles Franklin Award. Wilson says, ‘Books can be devastating. And that’s why writers want their books to be read.’ In conversation with Sherryl Clark.

Saturday 16 June at 10.30am to 11.30am Tickets at www.willylitfest.org.au