john safran, jew detective

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John Safran is the sleuth behind the award winning true crime book 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 latest book, Depends What You Mean By Extremist: Going Rogue With Australian Deplorables was shortlisted for General Non-Fiction Book of the Year at the Australian Book Industry Awards. 


Live and UnMurdered

Adelaide, Hobart, Canberra! John is bringing his sold-out Melbourne Comedy Festival show JOHN SAFRAN, JEW DETECTIVE: SARCASM IS NOT A CRIME across state borders in 2019. Hit up here for dates!

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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, please contact his manager:
+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 book industry awards

Shortlisted Best General
Non-Fiction 2018
Depends What You Mean By Extremist




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