Michael Duffy (Australian journalist)
Michael Duffy (born 1957) 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."
- Man of Honour: John Macarthur: Duellist, Rebel, Founding Father (2003), history
- Latham and Abbott (2004), current politics
- The Tower (2009), crime fiction
- The Simple Death (2011), crime fiction
- Call Me Cruel: A Story about Murder and the Dangerous Power of Lies (2012), true crime
- Bad: The True Story of the Perish Brothers and Australia's Biggest Ever Murder Investigation (2012), true crime
- Drive By (2013), crime fiction
- Sydney Noir: The golden years co-authored with Nick Hordern, 2017
- World War Noir: Sydney's unpatriotic war, co-authored with Nick Hordern, 2019