Josephine Wilson’s second novel, Extinctions, won the 2017 Miles Franklin Literary Award and the Colin Roderick Award after winning the inaugural Dorothy Hewett Award in manuscript form. Extinctions was also shortlisted for the 2017 Prime Minister’s Award for Fiction. Josephine is a Perth-based writer whose career began in the area of performance. Her early works include The Geography of Haunted Places, with Erin Hefferon, and Customs. Her first novel was Cusp, (UWA Publishing, 2005). Josephine has taught at Murdoch, the University of Western Australia, and Curtin University.