‘The Teacher’s Pet’ wins 2019 Danger Prize
Australian journalist Hedley Thomas’ podcast The Teacher’s Pet has won the 2019 Danger Prize, awarded for the best book, film, podcast or TV drama about Sydney and crime.
Open to work first published or screened in the 2018/19 financial year, the winner was announced at the opening night of the Bad Sydney Crime Writers Festival on 6 September. Podcasts were eligible for the award for the first time this year.
The Teacher’s Pet was chosen from a shortlist announced in August, which included two true crime books, a short fiction collection and two podcasts.
The Danger Lifetime Achievement Award was awarded to Bob Bottom, a retired investigative journalist and author of eight books including his most recent, Fighting Organised Crime, Triumph and betrayal in a lifelong campaign (BBP).
For more information on the prize and the festival, see the website.