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.


Book Tour & Other Events

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


Word For Word Presents Please Explain with John Safran & Anna Broinowski

Saturday 18th November, 10.00am
Wurdi Youang, The High Ground
Geelong Library & Heritage Centre
Geelong, VIC

Yack Festival Presents In Conversation with John Safran 

Saturday 18th November, 7.00pm
Giant Dwarf Theatre
199 Cleveland Street
Redfern, NSW

Stonnington Library Presents In Conversation with John Safran

Sunday 19th November, 6.30pm
Toorak/South Yarra Library
340 Toorak Road
South Yarra, VIC




Got a lead?


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

If you wish to interview John, or for anything business related, contact:
+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


Rose D'Or Awards

Comedy Finalist 2010 Race Relations