- Kathy Lette
Kathy Lette (born
11 November 1958) is an Australian authorwho has written a number of bestselling books.
Born in Sydney's southern suburbs, she first attracted attention in 1979 as the coauthor (with friend
Gabrielle Carey) of " Puberty Blues", a strongly autobiographical, proto-feminist teen novel about two 13-year-old southern suburbs girls attempting to improve their social status by ingratiating themselves with the "Greenhill gang" of surfers. The book was made into a successful movie in 1981.
As an adult, Lette became a newspaper columnist and sitcom writer, but returned to the novel form with "Girls' Night Out" in 1988 and has since written several more successful novels and plays, including "Foetal Attraction", "Mad Cows" in 1996 (which was made into a film starring
Joanna Lumleyand Anna Friel) and "Dead Sexy".
Despite her stereotyping of English people as condescending and unfriendly, [ [http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4158/is_20010130/ai_n9662387 Media: Poms: don't you just hate them?] "
The Independent" Jan 30, 2001 ] and her perceived dislike of men, [ [http://blogs.news.com.au/jackmarxlive/index.php/news/comments/lette/P60/ Kathy Lette: shut the @#$% up!] news.com.au Jack MarxLive Blog June 16, 2008] , Lette lives in Londonand is married to a fellow Australian expatriate, the "silk", television host and author Geoffrey RobertsonQC, whom she first met when appearing on his "Hypotheticals" panel debate show. They have two children, Julius and Georgina. She was earlier married to Kim Williams. now Chief Executive Officerof Foxtel, while he was CEO of the Australian Film Commission.
In 2007, Lette joined "Sunrise" as a London correspondent a part of the Global Notebook; she kept this position until mid 2007.
* [http://www.kathylette.com Kathy Lette's personal website]
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