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Martin Flanagan Martin Flanagan i(A10319 works by) (a.k.a. Martin Joseph Flanagan)
Born: Established: 1955 Launceston, Northeast Tasmania, Tasmania, ;
Gender: Male
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BiographyHistory

The fourth of six children in an Irish-Australian family of convict descent, Martin Flanagan was born in Tasmania and graduated in law from the University of Tasmania in 1975. He worked in welfare for two years, then travelled overseas for several years.

In 1980 he returned to Australia and wrote scripts for ABC children's radio before starting a cadetship with the Launceston Examiner. He focused on sports writing, and in 1985 he transferred to The Age. He lives in Melbourne with his wife and two children. He has written for newspapers and magazines in Australia and overseas and is well known for his sports writing and his writings on Aboriginal issues.

He is a brother of award-winnng Tasmanian author, Richard Flanagan (q.v.).

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Awards for Works

Archie's Letter : An Anzac Story 2012 single work biography children's 'Archie's Letter tells a story of an ordinary man who went off to fight in World War II. His experiences included the Burma Railway, where he was under the command of Australian war hero, Weary Dunlop.

Archie's Letter also tells how he dealt with his wartime experiences; how, at the age of 91, he agreed to meet a group of elderly Japanese women interested in world peace; how he could never forget the young men with him during the war who didn't come back.

It is a book which explains Anzac day to a new generation.

Archie's Letter is written by Martin Flanagan and illustrated by Ainsley Walters. It is adapted from The Line by Archie and Martin Flanagan in 2005.' (Publisher's blurb)
2011 shortlisted Western Australian Premier's Book Awards Children's Books
The Line : A Man's Experience : A Son's Quest to Understand 2005 selected work autobiography war literature Consists of four pieces of writing by Arch Flanagan, in which he tells of his war experiences. At the conclusion of each piece, Arch's son Martin reflects on how his father's war experiences have impacted on his own life.
2007 shortlisted Tasmania Book Prizes Tasmania Book Prize
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