Kathy Lette to talk on her latest novel

EXUBERANT Australian expat author Kathy Lette will host a Newcastle event during the Sydney Writers’ Festival next month.

The co-writer of

This latest book touches on some very personal territory for Lette. It is about a woman raising a son with Asperger’s.

The story was inspired by Lette’s son, Julius, now 21.

Now in its 15th year, the Sydney Writers’ Festival is held from May 14 to 20 at venues such as the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Town Hall.

This year’s guests include American Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jeffrey Eugenides (

After achieving success as a teen with

She wrote 10 international bestsellers including

Foetal Attraction, Mad Cows

The Newcastle event will be presented by the Newcastle Region Library.

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