|Genre||Non-fiction books, plays|
|Notable works||Australians of the Year|
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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 also writes for the stage, specialising in dark comedy and musical theatre. Some of her plays are published under the pen-name Julia Lewis.
Gone describes 25 kidnapping cases in various countries.
Lewis' book Celebrating 150 years of Rookwood Catholic Cemetery was commissioned by the Catholic church. The book launch was celebrated with a mass at St Mary's Cathedral, followed by a cocktail party at the Hyde Park Barracks, Sydney.
Lewis' musical What's My Color?, co-written with Berlin-based composer Yuval Halpern, premiered in the US in October 2016.
In 2018, Lewis adapted The Devil's Caress by June Wright to stage. The production presented June Wright's classic murder mystery interwoven with her life and times in post-war Melbourne. It was produced by Factory Space Theatre Company. The script was published by The Australian Script Centre.
In 2020, Lewis wrote book, lyrics and music for the dark musical comedy Defeating Roger Federer. It was performed at the New Theatre (Newtown) in 2020 and returned to the stage in Cabaret form for the Sydney Fringe Festival 2022.
In 2022, Lewis’ mini musical Lost in Translation (with music by Yuval Halpern) premiered in ‘schreib:maschine’ at BKA Theatre Berlin.
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."
- 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). The Australian Book of Family Murders. Murdoch Books. ISBN 9781742662435.
- Lewis, Wendy (2013). Playing Dead - Twisted Tales of Fake Suicides. The Five Mile Press. ISBN 9781743463017.
- Lewis, Wendy (2016). Jailbreak : Australia's most unforgettable prison escapes. Echo Publishing. ISBN 9781760401238.
- Lewis, Wendy (2017). Celebrating 150 years of Rookwood Catholic Cemetery. Captain Honey. ISBN 9780646972893.
- Lewis, Wendy (2020). Please forgive us, Richard Hauptmann. Copycat. ISBN 978-1-925786-80-4.
- "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.
- "New Book Chronicles 150 years of history". Catholic Weekly: 10. 17 September 2017. Retrieved 17 September 2017.
- Martin, David. "Perchance to Dream - 2 new Australian Plays". Retrieved 18 March 2011.
- "Julia Lewis". Actors Australia. Retrieved 18 March 2011.
- "'Devil's Caress' By Playwright Wendy Lewis". Sydney Arts Guide. 28 March 2018.
- "The Devil's Caress". The Australian Script Centre. Retrieved 14 February 2019.
- "Defeating Roger Federer". Weekend Notes. Retrieved 21 March 2020.
- "DEFEATING ROGER FEDERER Comes to New Theatre, Newtown". Wisdom Digital Media. Retrieved 21 March 2020.
- "Sydney Fringe Festival: Defeating Roger Federer". Limelight Magazine. Retrieved 8 March 2022.
- "The Typewriter: New Ideas for New Musicals". Deutsche Musical Akademie. Retrieved 8 March 2022.
- "Poetic Public Art—Refresh Drummoyne". City of Canada Bay Council. 2013. Retrieved 30 March 2013.