John Silvester, Sly of the underworld to Melbourne radio listeners, was tonight named the Graham Perkin Australian Journalist of the Year at the Melbourne Press Club awards ceremony at Crown Casino. He also won the Grant Hattam Quill award for investigative journalism. Sly who is the crime reporter for The Age newspaper also contributes to the 3AW breakfast program each week. He is also the co-author of the hugely popular Underbelly series of books which the Channel 9 series is based upon.