Zoom has afforded BookPeople ample opportunity to host authors we might not’ve been able to host in the before times. Like our guest from a few weeks back, Meg Mason, who tuned in allll the way from Australia to talk about her book. Learn more about her US debut when you press play!
“Hilarious, haunting, and utterly captivating.” That’s what local author Amanda Eyre Ward had to say about Meg Mason’s US debut, Sorrow and Bliss, adding that “[Mason’s] humor is as arch and wise as the best work of Joan Didion and Rachel Cusk, yet completely original.” We had the pleasure of hosting Mason, who was stationed halfway ’round the world when our event went live (Oh, the wonders of technology!), and fellow novelist Laura Zigman for an infectiously wry conversation about the book, unlikable narrators, and “touring” during a pandemic.
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About the author: 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 humor. 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.