Ashley Browne has spoken, written and edited books and contributed articles about AFL football for The Age, Slattery Media and various radio platforms for over 30 years. He was the joint editor of ‘People of the Boot: The Triumphs and Tragedy of Australian Jews in Sport’ in 2018. A Season Like No Other: AFL 2020 is his most recent publication.

In his book chat, Ashley discusses the AFL’s restricted 2020 pandemic season, the unique challenges faced by an author writing about recent events — and muses about the lasting legacy the events of 2020 may have on the future of Australian rules.