Stephanie de Montalk - Hurts Like Hell

From Sunday Morning, 10:07 am on 9 November 2014

Stephanie de Montalk Ross Giblin

Stephanie de Montalk photo Ross Giblin.

Poet and biographer Stephanie de Montalk tells the story of the chronic pain that she has lived with for more than a decade in her new book, How Does it Hurt.

The book also investigates the lives and work of three other writers who wrote about their pain - and in their stories, and her own, Stephanie de Montalk examines the paradox of writing about suffering: Where can we turn when the pain is beyond words?

Stephanie de Montalk joins Wallace Chapman.