THE DANGER PRIZE 2020
Winners in previous years have been John Ibrahim, for his memoir Last King of the Cross, and Hedley Thomas for his podcast The Teacher’s Pet.
The Killing Streets by Tanya Bretherton
This a well-researched and thoughtful true crime book about Sydney’s (and Australia’s) first serial killer, in the 1930s. Tanya Bretherton has been short-listed twice before for the prize. She has lifted Australian historical true crime to a new level of achievement, with her skills as writer and researcher.
THE DANGER LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD 2020
Kate McClymont AM.
Kate is Sydney’s best-known and most admired investigative journalist.
For the best part of 35 years she has been writing for the Sydney Morning Herald and its sister publications, and winning awards.
Many journalists find crime among bikies and drug dealers: Kate’s achievement has been to uncover it so often in supposedly legitimate walks of life, in sport and racing, unions and parliament.
She is the author of He Who Must Be Obeid, about a former member of parliament, and Dead Man Walking, about a murder paid for by one of Sydney’s richest men.
There is no one else who knows as much about Sydney corruption and has shared that knowledge with the rest of us.