Tony Hannan

Tony Hannan


Tony Hannan is an author, journalist and publisher, primarily associated with sport and popular culture. A rugby league writer for over 20 years and one-time sports journalist with the Press Association, he is a former editor of Rugby League World magazine and currently editor-at-large of Forty20.

Among his books are On Behalf of the Committee, a comprehensive history of northern comedy from music hall to internet; Being Eddie Waring, a biography of the famous BBC rugby commentator; and Slouching Towards Blubberhouses, a wide-ranging and amusing investigation of Yorkshireness.

He spent a year behind the scenes with Batley Bulldogs RLFC to research for his book: Underdogs: Keegan Hirst, Batley and a Year in the Life of a Rugby League Town – published by Transworld in May 2017.