In The Empty Honour Board, Martin Flanagan wrestles with what he remembers, what he’s forgotten and what he never knew about the boarding school he was sent to at the age of eleven. He discusses the complexities with Louise Milligan.
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Martin Flanagan was born in 1955 and graduated in law from the University of Tasmania in 1975. He has written many books, a play and two film treatments. From 1985 to 2017, he wrote for the Melbourne Age on sport and other subjects.
Louise Milligan is an investigative reporter for the ABC TV’s Four Corners. Her award-winning stories for ABC’s 7.30 on the abuse allegations against George Pell led to the book Cardinal: The Rise and Fall of Cardinal Pell, which was awarded the Walkley Book Award in 2017 and won the 2018 Civic Choice Award for the Melbourne Prize for Literature. Her most recent book is Witness: an investigation into the brutal cost of seeking justice. Her debut novel will be published in 2024.