Shirley Conran (born 21 September 1932) is a British novelist and journalist. Her best-selling books include Lace and Superwoman, and she has been a columnist for Vanity Fair, women's editor of The Daily Mail and a feature writer for The Observer. She was diagnosed with myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) at the age of 38 after being admitted to hospital with viral pneumonia and has continued to suffer with ME since. She is a patron of Tymes Trust, a British patient charity for young people with ME.
Talks & interviews
- 27 March 2016, Daily Mail - The one lesson I've learned from life: Author Shirley Conran on surviving ME
- 3 November 2009, The Optimum Health Clinic - Foreword to Second Edition of “WHY ME? My Journey from M.E. to Health and Happiness” by Shirley Conran
- 16 October 2006, BBC News - Celebrity Health - Shirley Conran
- 12 September 2004, Sunday Express - "I once wrote that life's too short to stuff a mushroom but some days I was too tired to even buy one..."