Podcast: James Phelps Talks About Sports, Writing and the Bushrangers in his Book, Australian Heist

Podcast: James Phelps Talks About Sports, Writing and the Bushrangers in his Book, Australian Heist

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Award-winning senior reporter James Phelps talks to Cheryl Akle about footballers, true crime and the bush rangers who pulled off this country’s greatest gold robbery, which he writes about in Australian Heist.

About the author:

James Phelps is an award winning senior reporter for the Daily and Sunday Telegraph in Sydney. He began as on overnight police rounds reporter before moving into sport where he became one of Australia’s best news breaking rugby league reporters.  James became News Australia’s Chief National Motorsport’s Writer and travelled the world chasing F1 stories as well as becoming Australia’s No.1 V8 Supercar reporter. James is also a senior feature writer for the Sunday Telegraph.Following the best selling Dick Johnson: the Autobiography of a True-Blue Aussie Sporting Legend, James has returned to his roots to delve into the criminal underworld with his first crime book: Australia’s Hardest Prison; Inside the Walls of Long Bay Jail. James is a twice V8 Supercar media award winner and a former News Awards ‘Young Journalist of the Year” and ‘Sport Reporter of the Year”.

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                    James Phelps
                    About the author

                    James Phelps

                    James Phelps is an award-winning senior reporter for Sydney's The Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Telegraph. He began as an overnight police-rounds reporter before moving into sport, where he became one of Australia's best news-breaking rugby league journalists. James was then appointed News Corp Australia's Chief National Motorsports Writer and travelled the world chasing Formula 1 stories, as well as covering Australia's V8 Supercar races. As well as writing bestselling and critically acclaimed biographies of Dick Johnson and Johnathan Thurston, James established himself as Australia's number-one true crime writer with his bestselling prison series, including Australia's Hardest PrisonAustralia's Most Murderous Prison, and Australia's Toughest Prisons. His most recent books are Australian Heist (2018), a dramatic retelling of the true story behind Australia's largest gold robbery, and Australian Code Breakers (2020), a gripping account of how Australian cryptographers helped bring about the most vital Allied naval victory of World War I.

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