Paul Williams, Ireland, is an award-winning journalist, broadcaster and bestselling true crime author. He is a special correspondent with the Irish Independent and was previously the crime editor at the Sunday World for 23 years.

Williams and his family lived with fulltime police protection for several years due to numerous death threats resulting from his work.

Williams has penned a dozen books on organised crime including: "The General", "Gangland", "Evil Empire", "Crime Lords", "The Untouchables", "Crime Wars", "Badfellas", "Murder Inc.", "Almost the Perfect Murder", "The Monk" and "Gilligan".

His awards include: Print Journalist (1995); Campaigning Journalist (1996); Journalist’s Crime Reporter (1997); International Humbert Summer School Media Award (2004); Irish Security Industry Person of the Year (2006); Best Documentary Award for Dirty Money TV series (2008); NNI Scoop of the Year for Anglo Tapes Investigation (2013); NNI Digital award (2013) and Smurfit Business School award for Breaking Business News Story of the Year (2013).