Today I have been invited by SBS to be part of the audience when Kathy Lette talks about her new book, ‘the Boy who Fell to Earth’, about her own experience of raising an Autistic child. Can’t wait to read the book.
Kathy Lette is an Australian icon – this was the introduction to her talk:
Kathy Lette is a highly successful Australian writer. She’s written 11 internationally best-selling novels that have been translated into 17 languages. Her latest novel is called “The Boy Who Fell to Earth” (Random House) and it draws on her own experience as mother to an autistic son.
She left school at 16 to become a writer and her first book “Puberty Blues” was a smash hit – later turned into a film by Bruce Beresford in 1981 and then a successful Australian TV series in 2012. She’s been a newspaper columnist and a sitcom writer for American television. She’s been said to have pioneered smart, funny fiction with a feminist flavour. Kathy lives in London with her husband and two children. She cites her career highlights as once teaching Stephen Fry a word, teaching Salman Rushdie how to limbo and scripting Julian Assange’s cameo in The Simpsons 500th episode.