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Lucy Dougan launches Extinctions by Josephine Wilson

Extinctions Josephine Wilson Launch Lucy Dougan The Dorothy Hewett Award for an Unpublished Manuscript

Lucy Dougan launches Extinctions by Josephine Wilson

What is it that we want a novel to do? I think we want it to be about big ideas. I think we want it to ask deeply difficult human questions. I think we want it to speak to now and, I think we want – and maybe without really understanding why or how, at least on an initial read, for the very form to somehow also be telling the story. I really can’t begin to tell all the elegant ways in which Jo achieves this in Extinctions but she does it from page one.

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