Kathy Lette first achieved success 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 television sitcom writer in L.A. and N.Y, she wrote twelve international bestsellers including “Mad Cows” (the film starred Joanna Lumley and Anna Friel), “How to Kill Your Husband and Other Handy Household Hints” (recently staged by the Victorian Opera), “To Love, Honour and Betray”, “The Boy Who Fell To Earth” and “Love is Blind.” Her novels have been published in seventeen languages. Kathy appears regularly as a guest on the BBC and CNN News. She is an ambassador for Women and Children First, Plan International and the White Ribbon Alliance. In 2004 she was the London Savoy Hotel’s Writer in Residence where a cocktail named after her can still be ordered.
Kathy Lette invites us into her life as a mother raising a son with Aspergers. In a talk full of comedy and pathos she relates how this candid personal story inspired her successful thirteenth novel ‘The boy who fell to earth’.