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Alexandra Philp

Alexandra Philp

Alexandra Philp writes short stories. Her fiction has appeared in Overland, the Review of Australian Fiction, Westerly, Voiceworks and on the Meanjin blog. In 2017, she won the Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction.  

Alexandra Philp reviews 'Sorrow and Bliss' by Meg Mason

December 2020, no. 427 25 November 2020
For a protagonist that is self-professedly unlikeable, Martha commands attention – and is likeable. In Meg Mason’s tragicomedy Sorrow and Bliss, Martha navigates living with an undiagnosed mental illness. The novel solidifies Mason’s thematic preoccupations by revisiting those of her previous works: as in her memoir Say It Again in a Nice Voice (2012) and her first novel, You Be Mother (2017 ... (read more)