True Stories is an immersive reading experience based on real life Australian stories. Each True Story is inspired by a Penguin publication. We bring that story alive through the use of audio, video, images, maps and interactivity.
True Stories: Murder in Mississippi is the online companion to John Safran’s brilliant new true-crime book. Hailed by Eddie Perfect as ‘In Cold Blood for our generation,’ Murder in Mississippi paints an engrossing, revealing portrait of a dead man, his murderer, the place they lived and the process of trying to find out the truth about anything.
The online experience gets under the skin of the book and Safran’s experience, painting a vivid picture of Mississippi through beautifully crafted video, audio and photographic stills. It brings you face to face with the main characters, and immerses you in the sites and sounds of the Deep South.
The enigmatic priest, champion of the down-and-out, defies categorisation. At 79, he is still a social activist who refuses to be defeated by enforced retirement. True Stories goes behind the scenes, creating a lively portrait of the popular media performer known as ‘the people’s priest’.