Authors discuss the unorthodox and unusual research methods they’ve undertaken for their art. ABC Radio Sydney’s James Valentine talks to former policeman and private investigator Duncan McNab (Getting Away With Murder); Norman Ohler, whose bestselling Blitzed reveals the drug use of the Third Reich; and John Zubrzycki (The Mysterious Mr Jacob: Diamond Merchant, Magician, Spy), who has had a long association with India as a Hindi student, diplomat, foreign correspondent and tour guide. 

Please note: Fiona McIntosh will no longer be appearing at this event. 

James Valentine (Australian)

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James Valentine presents Afternoons on ABC Radio Sydney. He is also the presenter of ABC TV’s weekly arts show The Mix. He’s been working in media as a TV producer, broadcaster, feature writer, reviewer for over thirty years. He wrote the JumpMan series for young readers and began his working life as a musician appearing with The Models and Jo Camilleri.