A novelist with many hats


Lee Tulloch was born in Melbourne and says her star sign (a Capricorn with Sagittarius rising and an Aries moon) might have something to do with the way she has lived her life – constantly on the move.

She began her career working in federal politics as a researcher after obtaining a degree in English Literature from Melbourne University. She then stepped into the world of fashion, securing a job as a writer for Vogue Australia. During her career she has been a writer for a number of international publications such as Vogue, Elle, Jalouse, Harper’s Bazaar and New York magazine.

In 1985 she moved from Sydney to New York, where she wrote her first novel, Fabulous Nobodies, which received high praise. In the years that followed she and her photographer husband, Anthony Amos, chose a bohemian life, moving between Australia, New York and Paris for more than a decade with their young daughter, Lolita.

In Paris, Lee began her second novel, Wraith, a gothic tale of a dead supermodel who comes back to haunt her personal assistant. She completed it in New York and it was published in 1999. In 2001 she published her third novel, Two Shanes, a comedy of errors about an Australian surfer in Manhattan.

Her fourth novel, The Cutting, a murder mystery set on the Australian coast, was published in 2003. A collection of her fashion essays, Perfect Pink Polish, was published in 2005. Her last work was the darkly erotic novel, The Woman in the Lobby (May 2008) and her latest work, to be published in 2014/2015, is Dorothea Goes Wild.

To find out more, head to Lee’s website.

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