Kathy Lette is an Australian author, best known for her novel Puberty Blues.
Other Appointments and Qualifications: Kathy has written twelve international bestsellers including To Love, Honour and Betray and The Boy Who Fell To Earth. Her novels have been published in fourteen languages. She is an ambassador for Women and Children First, Plan International and the White Ribbon Alliance. In 2010 she received an honorary doctorate from Southampton Solent University.
Kathy has been a singer with the Salami Sisters, a newspaper columnist in Sydney and New York and a television sitcom writer for Columbia Pictures in Los Angeles.
Influence: Ms Lette is famous for her comic novels that speak directly to women. She first achieved success as a teenager with the novel Puberty Blues (1979) which was 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). Her latest novel, 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.