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Josephine Wilson wins 2017 Miles Franklin with novel called Extinctions

Extinctions by Josephine Wilson has won the 2017 Miles Franklin Award. The author is the 60th winner of Australia’s biggest literary prize for fiction.

The plots revolves around Professor Frederick Lothian, a retired engineer and an expert on concrete, who moves to a retirement village. His wife, Martha, is dead and he is no longer in touch with his two adult children. Events force him closer to his neighbor, Jan, and then the secrets start to unravel.

Wilson receives AUD $60,000 for winning the award.

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