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


St Kilda Library Presents John Safran Gone Rogue

Wednesday 21 June, 6.30pm
St Kilda Library
150 Carlisle Street
St Kilda, Victoria


The Wheeler Centre Presents Radicalisation

Wednesday 5 July, 6.15pm
The Wheeler Centre
176 Little Lonsdale Street
Melbourne CBD, Victoria


Byron Bay Writers Festival & Norpa Present John Safran

Friday 4 August, 6.30pm
Lismore City Hall
1 Bounty Street
Lismore, NSW


Byron Bay Writers Festival Presents Bedtime Stories with Hannah Kent, John Safran, Erik Jensen and Jennifer Down

Saturday 5 August, 8.00pm
The Byron Theatre
69 Jonson Street
Byron Bay, NSW


Bendigo Writers Festival Presents John Safran Gone Rogue

Saturday 12 August, 6.45pm
Ulumbarra Theatre Bendigo
10-20 Gaol Rd
Bendigo, Victoria


Word Christchurch Presents John Safran Gone Rogue

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




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