Wendy Lewis, 2016
Non-fiction books, plays
Australians of the Year
See Australia and Die
Wendy Lewis is an Australian writer working in Sydney who has written a number of non-fiction books about Australian people, history and events. She has also written plays under the pen-name of Julia Lewis.
Non-fiction [ edit ]
In 2010, Lewis was commissioned by the
National Australia Day Council to write Australians of the Year, the official 50-year history of the Australian of the Year Award.  See Australia and Die describes incidents resulting in harm to people travelling in Australia,  including from crocodile attacks, the sting of  Irukandji jellyfish, and death by hypothermia. Events That Shaped Australia recounts details, personages, the images and after-effects of important events in Australia's history.    Caught Out! Scandals, Lies, Cover-ups is a selection of Australian scandals including David Hicks, Muhamed Haneef, Children Overboard, Cheryl Kernot's big secret, The Mufti and the Uncovered Meat.  Gone describes 25 kidnapping cases in various countries. 
Theatre [ edit ]
Lewis has written plays entitled
Statues of David,  The Baggage Handler (2006) and Life Drawing (2013). 
What's My Color?, co-written with Berlin-based composer Yuval Halpern, premiered in the US in October 2016.
Cast and crew of
What's My Color?
, Opening night October 2016, Houston, TX, USA.
Other works [ edit ]
Lewis won a poetry competition in connection with
Refresh Drummoyne, an urban art installation for the City of Canada Bay in Sydney in 2010. Her winning entry was typographed as a mural by a graphic designer in a manner that "refers to and resembles billboards, poster walls, newspaper headlines and antique film rolls." 
Bibliography [ edit ]
Lewis, Wendy (2006). Dumbest Criminals. New Holland. ISBN 9781741102857.
Lewis, Wendy; Balderstone, Simon; Bowan, John (2006). Events That Shaped Australia. New Holland. ISBN 9781741104929.
Lewis, Wendy (2007). Dumbest Blunders. New Holland. ISBN 9781741105186.
Lewis, Wendy (2007). See Australia and Die. New Holland. ISBN 9781741105834.
Lewis, Wendy (2008). Caught Out! Scandals, Lies, Cover-ups. New Holland. ISBN 9781741106466.
Lewis, Wendy (2010). Gone. Five Mile Press. ISBN 9781741785067.
Lewis, Wendy (2010). Australians of the Year. Pier 9 Press. ISBN 9781741968095.
Lewis, Wendy (2011). . Murdoch Books. The Australian Book of Family Murders ISBN 9781742662435.
Lewis, Wendy (2013). . The Five Mile Press. Playing Dead - Twisted Tales of Fake Suicides ISBN 9781743463017.
Lewis, Wendy (2016). . Echo Publishing. Jailbreak : Australia's most unforgettable prison escapes ISBN 9781760401238.
References [ edit ]
^ "Australians of the Year 1960-2010 by Wendy Lewis" (PDF). National Australia Day Council. 22 November 2010 . Retrieved . 21 March 2011
"Australians of the Year 1960-2010 by Wendy Lewis". National Australia Day Council. 22 November 2010 . Retrieved . 16 March 2011
Elder, Bruce (5 February 2011). "In Short". The Sydney Morning Herald . Retrieved . 18 March 2011
^ Park, Nicky (18 December 2007). "Top summer travel reads". The Sydney Morning Herald . Retrieved . 16 March 2011
^ "See Australia and Die". National Library of Australia. 2007 . Retrieved . 18 March 2011
^ "Events that shaped Australia". National Library of Australia. 2006 . Retrieved . 18 March 2011
^ Bulletin With Newsweek, 31 January 2007, p68, Making Milestones
^ "A Light Look at Australia’s Past", Courier Mail, 27 January 2007, p19,
^ "Caught Out! Scandals, Lies, Cover-ups". National Library of Australia. 2008 . Retrieved . 18 March 2011
^ "Gone". National Library of Australia. 2010 . Retrieved . 18 March 2011
^ Martin, David. "Perchance to Dream - 2 new Australian Plays" . Retrieved . 18 March 2011
^ "Julia Lewis". Actors Australia . Retrieved . 18 March 2011
^ "Poetic Public Art—Refresh Drummoyne". City of Canada Bay Council. 2013 . Retrieved . 30 March 2013
External links [ edit ]
"Wendy Lewis". The Australian Society of Authors. 2013 . Retrieved . 23 October 2013
"Wendy Lewis". 2014 . Retrieved . 3 December 2014