Josephine Wilson was born in England and came to Australia in 1966. She is the co-author of the performance/theatre work The Geography of Haunted Places, and author of the novel Cusp. She has a PhD from UWA. She has reviewed for Realtime, ArtLink Magazine and for The West Australian, and is a board member for the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts. Josephine won the inaugural Dorothy Hewett Award for an Unpublished Manuscript for her novel Extinctions, which was published by UWA Publishing in October 2016.