Brendan Shanahan

Journalist, Person

1976 –


Who is Brendan Shanahan?

Brendan Shanahan is an Australian journalist and author. Shanahan was born in Sydney, but grew up in Canberra, the Australian Capital. He has an honours degree in Art History and Curatorship from the Australian National University in Canberra. While at university, Shanahan was the editor of the ANU Student Newspaper, Woroni, where he gained notoriety among the University's political groups for his strongly satirical writing style. He is the author of 2008's In Turkey I Am Beautiful, a memoir of his travels in Turkey, The Secret Life of the Gold Coast, "an energetic and searching book" and of an unpublished biography of Australian celebrity Rose Porteous which was commissioned by publishers Duffy and Snellgrove but suppressed on legal grounds. He is currently working on a number of other books.

Shanahan lives in Sydney and the US, where has a home in Las Vegas. He used to write an opinion column for Sydney's The Daily Telegraph. He moved there from The Sunday Telegraph where he'd written a successful music column for 7 years. Shanahan's parents are Dennis Shanahan, political editor of the major Australian newspaper The Australian, and Angela Shanahan, columnist at The Australian.

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on July 23, 2013


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