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Kathy Lette is a celebrated author and outspoken comic writer who has an inimitable take on serious current issues. She first achieved succes de scandale as a teenager with the novel Puberty Blues, which was made into a major film and a TV mini-series.
After several years as a newspaper columnist and TV sitcom writer inAmerica and Australia, she’s written 14 bestsellers in her characteristic witty voice, including Mad Cows, (made into a movie staring Anna Freil and Joanna Lumley) How To Kill Your Husband–and Other Handy, Household Hints (staged by the Victorian Opera) and The Boy Who Fell to Earth.
She is published in 17 languages. Kathy is an autodidact (clearly, it’s a word she taught herself ) but has Honorary Doctorates from Southampton and Wollongong Universities plus a Senior Fellowship from Regents University, London. Kathy is known for her regular appearances on BBC and Sky news programmes, and as a presenter of travel documentaries.
She is currently on tour with her solo show called “Girls’ Night Out”-and is pleased to report that she hasn’t as yet fallen out with the cast. She is an ambassador for Plan International, Safe Hands for Mothers, the National Autistic Society and Ambitious about Autism.
Kathy lives in Sydney and London and can often be found at The Savoy Hotel drinking a cocktail named after her.
She cites her career highlights as once teaching Stephen Fry a word, Salman Rushdie, the limbo and scripting Julian Assange’s cameo in the Simpsons 500th episode.