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Kate McClymont Kate McClymont i(A54162 works by) (a.k.a. Kathryn Anne McClymont)
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Kate McClymont attended school first in Orange, and then Frensham School in Mittagong. She graduated with a BA (Hons) in English Literature from Sydney University in 1981.

She began working with Fairfax in 1985, and has broken a number of significant news stories: she is best known for her reporting on Eddie Obeid.

She has won a number of Walkley Awards, and was the recipient of the Danger Award's Lifetime Achievement Award in 2020.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2021 nominated Quill Awards Graham Perkin Australian Journalist of the Year Award with Jacqueline Maley.
2020 winner The Danger Prize Lifetime Achievement Award
2020 recipient Order of Australia Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for her service to print media and investigative journalism.

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Dead Man Walking : The Murky World of Michael McGurk and Ron Medich Sydney : Vintage Australia , 2019 15634831 2019 single work biography

'The complete story of the lives and shoddy business deals of Michael McGurk and Ron Medich from the person McGurk confided in.

'Employing her insider status and trademark wit, pace and intelligence, Kate McClymont unravels the complex business relationships between Michael McGurk and Ron Medich.

'Rumour has it that Sydney is full of corruption and crime, but no one expected to read about a Sydney businessman being shot, in the back of his head, in his driveway, in Cremorne. Nor that, ultimately, a Point Piper millionaire would be convicted for ordering the hit. But this is not just a Sydney story. Its strands traverse Moscow, Brunei, Indonesia and Hawaii and involve property deals, fraud, conspiracy, false identities, kidnapping and a miniature Koran. There are bumbling criminals, turncoats, snitches, wealthy people brought down, and devastated families.

'Just prior to his murder, Michael McGurk – who had a history of violence, threats, arson charges, intimidation and failed businesses – had informed Kate McClymont, Australia’s best-known investigative journalist, that he believed there was a hit out on him. They agreed they would meet, and then he was shot.

'This is an extraordinary story of ten years of events that you simply could not make up.' (Publication summary)

2020 shortlisted The Danger Prize
2020 shortlisted Ned Kelly Awards for Crime Writing Best True Crime
y separately published work icon He Who Must Be Obeid : The Untold Story North Sydney : Vintage Australia , 2014 7654516 2014 single work biography

'Queensland had the Fitzgerald Inquiry and the Moonlight State. New South Wales has Eddie Obeid.

'Meet Australia's most corrupt politician whose brazen misdeeds were said to be on a scale 'unexceeded since the days of the Rum Corps'.

'From the shadows Obeid ran the state as his fiefdom, making and unmaking premiers. Along the way he pocketed tens of millions of dollars following corrupt deals.

'This explosive book chronicles the grubby deals the powerbroker had been making for decades before he was exposed.

'His tentacles stretched through all levels of government, encircling almost every precious resource - coal leases, Circular Quay cafes, marinas, even the state's water. All of them were secret money-spinners for Obeid and his family.

'Above ground, below ground, in the air, on the water, there was no domain beyond Obeid's grasp. Now, many of the key politicians of his era have given a candid account of Obeid's pernicious backroom influence.

'Following their groundbreaking investigations, the award-winning journalists Kate McClymont and Linton Besser have unearthed the vast but secret empire Obeid built over decades, producing an authoritative account of how he got away with so much for so long.' (Publication summary)

2015 shortlisted Ned Kelly Awards for Crime Writing Best True Crime
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