About This Episode
Michael welcomes Meg Mason, the author of Sorrow and Bliss, the best selling novel acclaimed as remarkable, extraordinary and containing a brutal, hilarious and compassionate truth. And for good reason, it’s a brilliant and important read. Amongst its many fans are newspapers including The Times, The New York Times and the likes of Gillian Anderson, Pandora Sykes and Sophie Dahl.
With a protagonist compared to Phoebe Waller Bridge’s Fleabag, an option for the big screen by Oscar winning US studio New Regency, this is the story of a writer on a journey and of that journey, perhaps a clue from one of her own favourite novelists Ralph Ellison, who observed that the end is in the beginning and lies far ahead.
Meg Mason, Author, Sorrow and Bliss
Born in New Zealand, Meg Mason began her career at the Financial Times in London before switching to The Times to write on lifestyle, parenting and humour.
After relocating to Australia, she continued to write for a range of publications that include the Sydney Morning Herald, Cosmopolitan and GQ. She lives with her husband and two daughters in Sydney.
Meg’s first novel You Be Mother was published in 2017. Then Sorrow and Bliss, first published Australia in 2020 and then in the US and UK.