In conversation with Cathy McLennan

Australian Heist

James Phelps

Auditorium 2, State Library of Queensland

History/War Stories / True Crime



#About the event


James Phelps

James Phelps

James Phelps is an award-winning senior reporter for the Daily Telegraph 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 Corp Australia's Chief National Motorsports Writer and travelled the world, chasing F1 stories as well as becoming Australia's number one V8 Supercar reporter. James is also a senior feature writer for the Sunday Telegraph.

Following the bestselling Dick Johnson: The Autobiography of a True-Blue Aussie Sporting Legend, James returned to his roots to delve into the criminal underworld with a series of crime books: Australia's Hardest Prison: Inside the Walls of Long Bay Jail; Australia's Most Murderous Prison; and Australia's Toughest Prisons: Inmates.

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'.


Cathy McLennan

Cathy McLennan

Cathy McLennan is an Australian bestselling writer, lawyer, and magistrate best known for her multi-award winning memoir, Saltwater. She is a recipient of the United Nations Association of Australia Queensland Award and was presented with the 2015 Chancellors Award for Alumni of the Year, James Cook University. She has a Masters of Law from the University of Queensland.

Cathy loves reading and writing books and can be found most weekends at home with her husband, kids and border collie on their cattle property in Far North Queensland.  

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