The Psychic Tests

A deep dive into the world of believers and sceptics

Gary Nunn

The Psychic Tests

A deep dive into the world of believers and sceptics

Gary Nunn

Award-winning journalist Gary Nunn investigates psychics, mediums and astrologers to understand their uncanny, under-investigated and unregulated power.

Gary’s sister Taren consults mediums to process grief after a death in their family. Gary, concerned she’s being exploited, remains sceptical. When he reports on a clairvoyant’s link to a huge stockbroking firm collapse, personal questions become professional. Why do so many surprising people believe?

So begins a two-year investigation into the colourful world of psychic-mediums and sceptic activists. Gary tries out some psychics himself, sometimes with hilarious results. He hears about their secret influence over world leaders, CEOs, news editors and the criminal justice system. Believe in them or not, psychics can impact who will date you, befriend you and even who’ll hire you.

The Psychic Tests is a moving examination of trust, faith and connection. Strap yourself in – things are about to get weird.

 

COMING SEPTEMBER 2021

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Gary Nunn

Gary Nunn

Gary Nunn

Gary Nunn is an award-winning journalist for media outlets in Australia, the UK and the US. He's Editor-at-Large for the Sydney Sentinel and the former Features Journalist for BBC Australia. Gary continues to write regularly for the BBC, in addition to the Guardian, the ABC, the Sydney Morning Herald, and the Australian Women’s Weekly. He was a regular columnist for the UK's Guardian.

Prior to his journalism career, Gary spent over a decade in the not-for-profit sector, working as a communications professional for charities including Barnardo’s, Camp Quality, Comic Relief and Stonewall UK. He then went on to become the Director of Communications at Change.org.

In 2019 Gary won a place for '13 outstanding journalists' on the Walkleys Our Watch Fellowship. He was a finalist for Journalist of the Year at the ACON Honour Awards 2019 and the LGBTI Awards 2019, and his feature on former nun Monica Hingston won the Faith Award that year.
Gary has a First Class Honours degree in English from the University of Leicester. He now splits his time between Sydney and London. Find him on Twitter: @garynunn1
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‘Nunn takes your hand and guides you through this world of startling truths and shocking lies. A terrific, brave book. I couldn’t put it down.’

‘Gary is the next Jon Ronson. Each page leaves you gasping or laughing out loud. Whether you’re a believer or sceptic, this funny, insightful and empathetic book will leave you questioning all of it, no matter what side you started on. You will not stop reading until you’ve devoured the last page. Gary is that good.’

‘Sharp, insightful, authentic writing on a curious industry we’ve all wondered about at some point, seamlessly woven with Gary’s deeply moving personal narrative. There are moments in this wonderful story about human connection that will make you laugh out loud, shriek in shock and cry all in the same breath.’