Maria Lewis got her start covering police rounds in a newsroom as a teenager and has been working as a professional journalist for the past 10 years. Making the switch from writing about murders to movie stars was not a difficult decision. A former reporter at The Daily Telegraph, she also wrote about all things film and entertainment related as the Showbusiness Reporter for The Daily Mail. Her work has appeared in the New York Post, Empire Magazine, WHO Weekly, Huffington Post, The Sunday Telegraph, Spook Magazine, Junkee, Daily Life, Penthouse,, SBS and BuzzFeed, to name but a few.

As a pop culture commentator she has appeared on SBS, ABC, Nine and many more, discussing everything from film feminism to queer representation on television. She is the producer and co-host of the Eff Yeah Film & Feminism podcast, which looks at feminism within the pop culture sphere. She contributed a story to Harper Collins’ anthology Hot Stuff: Surfing Love which was released in December, 2015.

Based in Sydney, she lives in a house with too many movie posters and just the right amount of humans. Maria can often be found spending much money on comics, watching horror movies at stupid hours, inhaling books on modern feminist theory (aka anything Roxane Gay touches) and holding on to the one belief she has had since she was five: that unicorns exist. She is most likely Idris Elba’s future wife. Most likely.

Who’s Afraid? was her debut novel and was released in Australia in January, 2016 through Hachette Australia and worldwide in July, 2016 from Piatkus/Little Brown Books. The sequel, Who’s Afraid Too?, was released in January this year.

Maria looks forward to meeting all her fans on the Gold Coast and in Melbourne in April 2017, and will participate in signing sessions throughout each Saturday (10.30am to 5.30pm) and Sunday (11am to 5pm) in both cities.

This information is correct at the time of writing but please check the Event Programme for the final timetable, including time and location within the events.

Guest confirmed, health and other commitments pending.



Appearing At

  • Gold Coast 2017
  • Melbourne 2017

Previous Appearances

  • Adelaide 2016
  • Brisbane 2016
  • Gold Coast 2016
  • Melbourne 2016
  • Sydney 2016

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