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Gideon Haigh is one of the most widely recognised names in Australian freelance journalism. Celebrated for his diverse interests and enthusiasms (he’s written on everything from digital media to Shane Warne to office architecture) and his impressively regular output (including 30 books and contributions to more than 100 different newspapers and magazines), Haigh’s latest work ventures into the world of true crime.
In Certain Admissions: A Beach, A Body and a Lifetime of Secrets he explores the extraordinary story of John Bryan Kerr, the commercial radio star accused – and sentenced to hang – for the 1949 murder of typist Beth Williams.
In conversation with Tony Wilson, Gideon Haigh discusses his new book, his wonderfully varied career, his versatility across genre – and, of course, his well-documented obsession with cricket.
Gideon Haigh has been a journalist 32 years, published 32 books and edited seven others. His latest is book is Stroke of Genius: Victor Trumper and the Shot That Changed Cricket published in 2016 by Penguin Random House.
Tony Wilson is an author of more than 20 books for all ages and several genres. His picture books Hickory Dickory Dash and The Cow Tripped Over the Moon were bestseller and both were selected as National Simultaneous Storytime titles. His most recent book for adults is 1989: The Great Grand Final (Hardie Grant, 2020)