Luana Lewis is a chartered clinical psychologist and writer.  She was clinical supervisor at the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation in South Africa, and since 2004 has worked in England, both in the NHS and in private practice. She currently teaches and practices Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy.


She has previously written two non-fiction books related to childhood trauma and and post-traumatic stress.

Don’t Stand So Close is her first novel and is published in the UK by Transworld, as well as in Germany (Goldmann), The Netherlands (Cargo/Bezige Bij) Italy (Longanesi), Brazil (Rocco), Turkey (Kahve Yayinlari) and Korea (Arumdri Media).