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James Phelps


James Phelps is an award-winning senior reporter for The Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Telegraph in Sydney. 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. Following the publication of his bestselling Dick Johnson: The Autobiography of a True-Blue Aussie Sporting Legend, James returned to his roots to delve into the criminal underworld in a series of books including Australia's Hardest Prison: Inside the Walls of Long Bay Jail; Australia's Most Murderous Prison; Australia's Toughest Prisons: Inmates; and Green is the New Black: Inside Australia's Hardest Women's Jails. Most recently, he authored Australian Heist, the story of Australia's biggest ever gold robbery. James has twice received a V8 Supercars Media Award and has also won the News Awards' Young Journalist of the Year and Sport Reporter of the Year titles.

Works by James Phelps
Australian Codebreakers: Our top-secret war with the Kaiser's Reich JT: The Making of a Total Legend Johnathan Thurston Australian Heist
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