Witty writer extraordinaire
Bestselling author Kathy Lette first achieved success de scandale 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 LA and NY, 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), and her most recent ‘The Boy Who Fell To Earth’. Her novels have been published in seventeen languages. In 2004 she was the London Savoy Hotel’s Writer in Residence where a cocktail named after her can still be ordered. The best thing about being a writer,’ she says, ‘is that you get to work in your jammies all day, drink heavily on the job and have affairs and call it research.’ (Although her husband says he should have the affair as it would give her a better book!) Book tours have taken her all over the world, ‘Place dropping, a new art form!’ and turned her into a discerning hotel junkie.