Gods and Demons

by Deborah Cassrels

On Sale: 19/08/2019


About the Book

The unvarnished truth about Bali, told within a deeply personal story by an Australian foreign correspondent.

A year after the 2005 Bali bomb atrocities, journalist Deborah Cassrels found herself on an odyssey to the Indonesian resort island grappling with her own existential crisis. Instead, she catapulted into a posting as Bali's first foreign correspondent for The Australian newspaper and the only mainstream reporter based on the island.

Burrowing deep into one of the world's most volatile, magical and brutal nations, she carved out a niche over nearly a decade, dispatching dangerous and exotic yarns suffused with inspiring and eccentric characters.

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780733338908
  • ISBN 10: 0733338909
  • Imprint: ABC Books - AU
  • On Sale: 19/08/2019
  • Pages: 320
  • List Price: 34.99 AUD
  • BISAC1: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Editors, Journalists, Publishers


Deborah Cassrels has been a journalist for over 35 years. Based in Bali since 2009, she has written extensively for The Australian newspaper on refugees, politics, terrorism, crime, the Bali Nine Australian drug smugglers among other issues.She covered the 2015 executions of the two Bali Nine ringleaders and was a finalist for the Walkley Freelance Awards in 2016 for her work on terrorism in Indonesia.Previously a features writer at The Weekend Australian Magazine, she contributes to The Times of London, The Guardian and SBS. Her work has also appeared in The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and The Australian Financial Review.Beginning her career as a reporter for The New Zealand Herald, she moved to Australia in the mid-1980s to work for The Australian and The Courier-Mail.She has freelanced in the US, Europe and Central America.Deborah has two children and divides her time between Indonesia and Sydney.

More about the author