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


Better Dead Than Read Presents John Safran Gone Rogue

Tuesday 6 June, 6.30pm
Leadbelly Theatre
42 King St
Newtown, New South Wales


The Constant Reader Presents John Safran Gone Rogue

Wednesday 7 June, 1.00pm
Stanton Library
234 Miller St
North Sydney, New South Wales                                                                                                                                                                      


Australian National University Presents John Safran Gone Rogue

Wed. 7 June 2017, 6.30pm
Copland Lecture Theatre ANU
25 Kingsley Street
Acton, ACT


The Wheeler Centre Presents Radicalisation

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




Got a lead?


Hit John up 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