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Kathy Lette (born 11 November 1958) is an Australian author who has written a number of bestselling books.
Total Books: 101
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 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 novels and plays, including Foetal Attraction, Mad Cows in 1996 (which was made into a film starring Joanna Lumley and Anna Friel) and Dead Sexy.
Despite her stereotyping of English people as condescending and unfriendly, Lette lives in London and is married to a fellow Australian expatriate, Geoffrey Robertson QC, whom she first met when appearing on his TV panel debate show Hypotheticals. They have two children, Julius and Georgina. She was earlier married to Kim Williams, now Chief executive officer of Foxtel, while he was CEO of the Australian Film Commission.
In 2007, Lette briefly appeared on Sunrise as a London correspondent, a part of the Global Notebook.
In 2008, Lette published To Love, Honour & Betray (Till Divorce Us Do Part), a romantic novel with hints of comedy from the frequent use of sarcasm and satire.
With Jessica Adams, Maggie Alderson and Imogen Edwards-Jones, Lette edited an anthology by prominent women writers of erotic short-stories, In Bed with... (2009), including contributions from Louise Doughty, Esther Freud, Ali Smith, Joan Smith, Rachel Johnson and Fay Weldon, each publishing under a pseudonym.
In April 2009, Lette contributed to the fourth issue of the literary magazine Notes from the Underground with a piece honouring her close friend John Mortimer. In November 2009, she received an honorary doctorate from Southampton Solent University.
Lette teamed up with Radox to write a water resistant book, which was released free online in September 2009, with an aim to encourage women to be selfish with their time.
She is a supporter of the UK Labour Party.