Welcome to Sophie Masson

As readers will see from the post immediately below, Sophie Masson has joined the growing team of Troppo bloggers. She probably won’t have time to blog very frequently, being a busy working author and occasional op-ed pundit in the daily press, Quadrant and elsewhere.

I’ll post a bio piece on Sophie in due course, but in the meantime here’s a link to her website. It was quite fortuitous that Troppo commenters started slagging Sophie earlier today for her article in this morning’s SMH. I had already started making moves to recruit her to Troppo, so your appetites are well wetted. Having Sophie here is a bit like blogging with JK Rowling or JRR Tolkien IMO. Sophie would probably be quite happy if she had half as much money as either of them, although Rowling is probably a safer bet. I noticed in this morning’s media that Tolkien currently holds the dubious distinction of being the third biggest money earner of all dead celebrities, after Elvis and Peanuts creator Charles Schultz! One Ring to Bind Them All.

About Ken Parish

Ken Parish is a legal academic, with research areas in public law (constitutional and administrative law), civil procedure and teaching & learning theory and practice. He has been a legal academic for almost 20 years. Before that he ran a legal practice in Darwin for 15 years and was a Member of the NT Legislative Assembly for almost 4 years in the early 1990s.
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Mark Bahnisch
Mark Bahnisch
2022 years ago

A big warm welcome to you, Sophie – I’ve always felt that you were a very talented writer and I’m chuffed to share a page with you here.

wen
wen
2022 years ago

Yes welcome, fellow Armidalian (Invergowrian just sounds silly) — now fellow Armadillo. I’m chuffed too!

Jacques Chester
Jacques Chester
2022 years ago

Wow, Ken. You’ve come a long from the Parish Pump!

Well done. Very well done indeed.

wen
wen
2022 years ago

Just to add to Sophie’s bio info — she’s recently been appointed to the lit board of the oz council. I’m putting all my spare change into a brown paper bag in preparation for next years grants round …..

Craig G
Craig G
2022 years ago

Yes, an excellent addition to Troppo, Ken. As if there weren’t already lots of good reasons to drop in every day – I’ve been an admirer of Sophie’s work through Quadrant for some time now.