Wendy James (born 1966) is an Australian author of crime and literary fiction. James received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Sydney an MA (writing) from University of Technology, Sydney and a PhD from the University of New England (Australia), Armidale.
James is the eldest sister of Young Adult author Rebecca James. She currently lives in Newcastle, New South Wales.
- Ned Kelly Awards for Crime Writing, Best first crime novel, 2006: Out of the Silence : A Story of Love, Betrayal, Politics and Murder
- Dobbie Encouragement Award, 2006: shortlisted for Out of the Silence : A Story of Love, Betrayal, Politics and Murder