Steve Lewis is the driving force behind the Canberra Writers Festival and a best-selling author whose novels inspired the global smash TV hit Secret City.

He is the co-author, with Chris Uhlmann, of the Secret City trilogy, comprising the Marmalade Files (HarperCollins, 2012), Mandarin Code (HarperCollins, 2014) and Shadow Game (HarperCollins, 2016).

A former senior journalist in the Canberra press gallery, Steve now works as a political and media consultant and is Vice President of the National Press Club.

Steve has created Lewis & Uhlmann Productions which is developing several new political and spy thrillers for TV. He is determined to put Canberra on the global map as a top destination for high-quality and high-rating political drama.