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.
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.
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."