Michael Duffy (Australian journalist)
Michael Duffy is an Australian writer and former editor and publisher. He edited The Independent Monthly, a general magazine owned by Max Suich and John B Fairfax, from 1993 to 1996. Then he and his wife Alex Snellgrove set up a publishing company, Duffy & Snellgrove, that published the first books by Peter Robb, John Birmingham and Rosalie Ham. Other authors included Les Murray, Mungo MacCallum and John Olsen. The company stopped publishing new titles in 2005.
He has written the true crime books Call Me Cruel and Bad, but is best known for the novels The Tower, The Simple Death and Drive By. The latter was described in the Adelaide Review as: "a brilliant mix of reportage drawn from life observation and the novelist’s dramatic touch, to paint a portrait of crime and its effects – grief, confusion, loss, multiple levels of complicity – amongst Sydney’s contemporary Lebanese community."
Allegedly concocted a video to belittle the Indian efforts for the XIX Common Wealth Games . Later, the athletes from various countries including Australia had threatened to withdraw from the games citing the video and safety concerns.
- The Tower, crime fiction
- The Simple Death, crime fiction
- Call Me Cruel, true crime
- Bad, true crime
- Drive By, crime fiction
- Publisher Website
- "Counterpoint - About". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 2009. Retrieved 2009-12-30.
- Author Website
- Adelaide Review
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