Since writing Puberty Blues as a teenager, Kathy Lette has seen her definitive story of Australian teenagers navigating the chaos of life adapted into a cult movie and a major television series. Kathy has gone on to pen 11 global bestsellers, including Mad Cows and The Boy Who Fell To Earth, a story inspired by her son Julius, who lives with autism. Ever entertaining, Kathy discusses her storied life, her pioneering of popular feminist fiction and her newest novel, HRT: Husband Replacement Therapy, with ABC Radio Sydney’s Wendy Harmer.

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Kathy Lette (Australian)

Kathy Lette

Kathy Lette is a celebrated and outspoken comic writer who has an inimitable take on serious current issues. She is one of the pioneering voices of contemporary feminism. She first achieved succès 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 TV sitcom writer in America and Australia, she’s written 11 international bestsellers in her characteristic witty voice, including Mad Cows, How to Kill Your Husband (and other handy household hints) (staged by the Victorian Opera) and The Boy Who Fell to Earth. Kathy Lette lives in London.

Wendy Harmer (Australian)

Wendy Harmer

In a career spanning four decades, Wendy Harmer has found success as a journalist, columnist, radio broadcaster, TV host, author, playwright and comic performer. She is the author of some 30 fiction books for children, teens and women. These days you can hear her on ABC Radio Sydney as co-host of the breakfast programme with Robbie Buck. Wendy is married to Brendan, they have two children and live on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.