John Silvester

Australia, Victoria, Melbourne

John Silvester is an Australian journalist and crime writer. He has written for major Melbourne based newspapers such as The Age, the Sunday Herald Sun and others. Silvester has also co-written a number of bestselling books with Andrew Rule, based on crime in Melbourne. Some of their works formed the basis of the hit Australian TV series Underbelly.[1] He also appears weekly on 3AW’s breakfast program as “Sly of the Underworld”.

Silvester received a Bachelor of Arts in politics and legal studies at La Trobe University in 1978, according to an article in the university’s Alumni newsletter, Agora, which also stated that his father, Fred, was a former Victoria Police Assistant Commissioner, and head of the Australian Bureau of Criminal Intelligence.

According to his profile at The Age:

Books by John Silvester