Current Cases

John is the sleuth behind the award winning true crime Murder in Mississippi (titled God’ll Cut You Down, in the USA).

His gumshoe television includes John Safran vs God, Music Jamboree, Race Relations and The Goddam Election!

His new book, Depends What You Mean By Extremist: Going Rogue With Australian Deplorables is out now.

 
 
 
 
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Book Tour & Other Events

John is touring Australia (Yes, even Hobart!) with Depends What You Mean By Extremist: Going Rogue With Australian Deplorables

 
 

Canberra Writers Festival Presents John Safran Gone Rogue

Saturday 26 August, 4:00pm
Members Dining Room 2, Museum of Australian Democracy, Old Parliament House
18 King George Terrace
Parkes, ACT

 

Canberra Writers Festival All-Stars featuring John Safran, Tracey Spicer, Richard Fidler & Julia Baird

Saturday 26 August, 7.00pm
Main Hall, National Museum of Australia
Lawson Crescent
Acton, ACT
 

 

Sydney Jewish Writers Festival Presents John Safran Gone Rogue

Sunday 27 August , 3.15pm
Main Hall, Waverley Library
32-48 Denison St
Bondi Junction, NSW

 

Melbourne Writers Festival Presents Understanding Extremism with Nir Baram, Nancy MacLean and John Safran

Sunday 3 September, 1.00pm
Deakin Edge, Fed Square
Swanston Street & Flinders Street
CBD, Victoria

 

Brisbane Writers Festival Presents John Safran Gone Rogue

Friday 8 September, 4.00pm
Queensland Terrace, State Library of Queensland
Stanley Place
South Brisbane, Queensland

 

Brisbane Writers Festival and Chermside Library Presents John Safran

Friday 8 September, 6.30pm
Chermside Library
375 Hamilton Road
Chermside QLD

 

Brisbane Writers Festival Presents Rise of the Far Right with Chris Johnston, Paul Williams, John Safran and Nancy McClean

Saturday 9 September, 10..00am
QAG Lecture Theatre
Stanley Place
South Brisbane, Queensland

 

Word Christchurch Presents John Safran Gone Rogue

Sunday 10 September, 1.00pm
Concert Hall, The Piano
156 Amargh Street
Christchurch, NZ

 
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PSST...

Got a lead?

 

Do you know of a mystery, crime or secret that needs investigating? Private message John on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, john@johnsafran.com or PO Box 196 Balaclava 3183 VIC Australia.

If you wish to interview John, or for anything business related, contact: georgina@token.com.au
+613 8417 0000

 
 
Skinheads side by side with Jews; immigrants against immigrants; Shermon’s promise of a far-right hajj – this is a case for John Safran, Jew Detective.
— from 'Depends What You Mean By Extremist'
 
 
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Ned Kelly Award

Best True Crime 2014
Murder In Mississippi


Melbourne Prize For Literature

Best Writing Finalist 2015
Murder in Mississippi


Australian Film Institute Awards

Best Comedy Series 2003
Music Jamboree
Best Comedy Series 2005
John Safran vs God

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Rose D'Or Awards

Comedy Finalist 2010 Race Relations