Meg Mason is the author of You Be Mother (Harper Collins) and Say It Again In a Nice Voice. I'm enthralled with Meg's life story. She grew up in New Zealand's Palmerston North. She moved to Sydney as a teen and, get this, never read a book. She caught up on the English-language canon in Year 12 then studied English at university. Meg was married straight outta uni and had daughters young. This is Meg's metier - motherhood, family, life. We talk about our fondness for Jenny Offill's Department of Speculation. And Meg's not a Facebook person. Meg wisely notes: "Facebook is something that you can never finish."