Who Killed Maria James?

Rachael Brown In Conversation with Alana Schetzer

Sunday 26 August 2018
2.30PM – 3.30PM
Liangis Theatre
National Portrait Gallery

The book inside the Number 1 true crime podcast! A 16-month cold case investigation that has led to new evidence, new directions and profound implications for two of the state's venerable institutions. Extraordinary investigative energy and superb story telling. Join writer, editor, journalist Alana Schetzer in conversation with Rachael Brown about the case, the crime, the future.

Rachael Brown is an RMIT graduate who began her career with the ABC in 2002 as its Melbourne cadet. She has held several postings, including Europe correspondent (2010–2013). In 2008, she won the Walkley Award for Best Radio Current Affairs Report for her investigation into the Victorian Medical Practitioners Board, whose negligence had contributed to the sexual assaults of 14 women. Rachael was the creator, investigator, and host of the ABC’s first true-crime podcast, Trace, which reviewed the cold case of Melbourne mother Maria James. Trace won the 2017 Walkley Award for Innovation.

Alana Schetzer is a journalist, writer and editor who places storytelling at the centre of her work. She is an experienced writer with skills across radio and television. With 10 years experience as a journalist at Fairfax Media, Alana has reported on everything across crime, sport, business, lifestyle, health, politics, travel and more. Alana is a co-founder of Women in Media and is a trustee of the Media Safety and Solidarity Trust. She has been published in Sydney Morning Herald, Good Weekend, Huffington Post, Australian Financial Review, Peppermint, Mama Mia, Essential Kids, Time Out Melbourne, M Magazine and many more.