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Kathy Lette


Kathy Lette pioneered smart, funny fiction with a frivolous edge (and a feminist flavour). Her heroines find themselves in sticky situations that range from the outrageous to the outrageously ordinary, as they pick their way through the minefield of modern life, navigating marriage, divorce, motherhood – and of course, Doing It All.

In The Boy Who Fell to Earth, Lucy has more to manage than most: she’s trying to rejuvenate her long-wilted love life while raising her adorable-but-challenging autistic son. Told in Kathy’s irascible style, with her signature wit and warmth, this novel springs from emotional truth: Kathy, too, has an autistic son.

Kathy will trade quips and talk fiction, humour and autism with Monica Dux, a feminist writer with a well-developed funny bone.


Monica Dux

Monica Dux is a columnist with the Age, and the author of Things I Didn’t Expect (when I was expecting) (2013), co-author of The Great Feminist Denial (2008), and editor of the forthcoming anthology Mothermorphosis (April 2015). She can be heard regularly on ABC ... Read more

Kathy Lette

Kathy Lette divides her time between being a full-time writer, demented mother and trying to find a shopping trolley that doesn’t have a clubbed wheel. Kathy is famous for her comic novels that speak directly to women, but her latest, The Boy Who Fell to Earth, brings far more than just her tradem... Read more


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