James Phelps / Harper Collins
Author James Phelps at home in Sydney for Harper Collins Publishers Australia. Picture: Brett Costello

James Phelps

James Phelps is an award-winning senior reporter for the Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph in Sydney and a senior feature writer for the Sunday Telegraph. He began as an overnight police rounds reporter before moving into sport, where he became one of Australia’s best news-breaking rugby league reporters, then News Corp Australia’s Chief National Motorsports Writer. His books include Dick Johnson: The Autobiography of a True-Blue Aussie Sporting Legend, and a series of crime books: Australia’s Hardest Prison: Inside the Walls of Long Bay Jail; Australia’s Most Murderous Prison; and Australia’s Toughest Prisons: Inmates. The Inside Man is his first novel.

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