About Meg

Meg Keneally started her working life as a junior public affairs officer at the Australian Consulate-General in New York, before moving to Dublin to work as a subeditor and freelance features writer.

On returning to Australia, she joined the Daily Telegraph as a general news reporter, covering everything from courts to crime to animal birthday parties at the zoo. She then joined Radio 2UE as a talkback radio producer.

Meg co-founded a financial-service public relations company, which she sold after having her first child. For more than ten years, Meg has worked in corporate affairs for listed financial-services companies, and as a part-time SCUBA diving instructor.

Meg is the author of Fled (2019), based on the escape of First Fleet convict Mary Bryant, and of The Wreck (2020).

She is co-author with Tom Keneally of The Monsarrat Mysteries: The Soldier’s Curse (2016), The Unmourned (2017), The Power Game (2018) and The Ink Stain (2019).

With Leah Kaminsky, Meg edited Animals Make Us Human (2020), an anthology of animal writing and photography to raise funds for the Australian Wildlife Conservancy and the Australian Marine Conservation Society.

She is currently working on her third solo novel, The Last Queen, out in 2022.

Meg lives in Sydney with her husband and two children.