Portrait of Martin Flanagan

Martin Flanagan

Martin Flanagan is one of Australia’s most respected sports journalists. He was a regular AFL columnist for the Age for many years, and is the author of over a dozen books – most recently The Short Long Book and On Listening – and A Wink From the Universe, about the Western Bulldogs’ remarkable 2016 premiership win.

Martin was born in Tasmania in 1955 and graduated in law from the University of Tasmania in 1975. He lives in Melbourne.

Martin’s other books include a collection of poetry, two collections of his newspaper writing and an autobiographical novel, Going Away. He co-wrote The Line with his 91-year-old father, Arch Flanagan, based on Arch’s experience of the Burma Railway.