Portrait of Russell Robinson

Russell Robinson

Russell Robinson is an award-winning journalist who has worked in Melbourne, London and Hong Kong. Until recently he was an investigative reporter with the Herald Sun newspaper, focusing on crime. In August Pan Macmillan published Russell’s second book, Khaki Crims and Desperadoes, which traces the exploits of some of some of Australia’s best-known criminals and gangsters who served with the AIF during World War I.

His first book, Shotgun and Standover, co-authored with British writer James Morton, investigated the story of the violent crime group the Painters and Dockers.