Lee Tulloch is a graduate in English Literature from Melbourne University. She made an unexpected foray into federal politics as a researcher before she began writing about fashion and popular culture for Vogue Australia.
In 1985 she moved from Sydney to New York, where she wrote her first novel, Fabulous Nobodies, which has been published in several countries and to much acclaim, and was republished recently in Italy and the USA
In Paris, she 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 on Manhattan.
On September 11 2001 she was evacuated from her Tribeca home and left her beloved Manhattan for the relative peace of a Sydney beach. 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 latest work is a darkly erotic novel, The Woman in the Lobby (May 2008.)