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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 trademark humour and wit. Drawing on her personal experiences of Asperger’s Syndrome, it is heartbreaking and humble, heart-warming and hilarious, sometimes all on the same page. This is Kathy Lette as you’ve never read her before.

Kathy first achieved succés de scandale as a teenager with the novel Puberty Blues (1979), made into a major motion picture directed by Bruce Beresford. Her internationally bestselling novels also include Girls Night Out (1988), Nip ‘n’ Tuck (2001) and How To Kill Your Husband (and Other Handy Household Hints) (2006).

She has been a singer with the Salami Sisters, a newspaper columnist in Sydney and New York (collected in the book Hit and Ms) and a television sitcom writer for Columbia Pictures in Los Angeles. Kathy Lette’s plays include Grommits, Wet Dreams, Perfect Mismatch and I’m So Happy For You I Really Am.

Kathy’s ten novels have been published in 14 languages. She lives in London with her husband and two children. Visit her website at

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