Media/Author, The Examiner/The Age, 1975-2007
> Authored eight books including The Call and 1970 and Other Stories of the Australian Game
> Author of Saturday Age sports column ‘One of the Crowd’ which was recognised by AFL coaches for their best sportswriter award
> Regularly lectures on sport and addressed the AFL presidents and CEOs in the lead up to the 2004 season
Martin Flanagan was born in Tasmania in 1955 and graduated in law from UTAS in 1975. He began his writing career with The Examiner. Following his book The Game in Time of War, Flanagan was described by TIME magazine as a legend of Australian journalism. Flanagan is world-renowned in sports journalism. His work has been described as touching the essence of football.