Alan Johnson is one of the most popular politicians of recent times and now a best-selling author, his memoirs selling half a million copies to date. Inspired by his latest book, In My Life – a Music Memoir, Alan tells his personal story, including his love of music that so influenced his life, growing up as an orphan in a West London slum in the 50s, becoming a postman before rising through the Labour Party ranks to hold several cabinet posts, including Home Secretary.
This intimate evening includes a Q & A session and a meet and greet after the show.
Alan Johnson Bio
Alan Johnson was General Secretary of the Communication Workers Union before entering Parliament as Labour MP for Hull West and Hessle in 1997. He served as Home Secretary from June 2009 to May 2010. Before that, he filled a wide variety of cabinet positions in both the Blair and Brown governments, including Health Secretary and Education Secretary. Until 20 January 2011 he was Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer.
His childhood memoir ‘This Boy’ was published by Bantam Press on 9th May 2013. It won the Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize, and the Orwell Prize, Britain’s top political writing award. His second volume of memoirs.
‘Please Mr Postman’, was published in September 2014 and won the National Book Club award for Best Biography.
The final book in his memoir trilogy, ‘The Long and Winding Road’, was published in September 2016 and won the Parliamentary Book Award for Best Memoir. Alan retired as an MP before the 2017 general election after 20 years as an MP.
In 2018 his latest book, ‘In My Life – A Music Memoir’ was launched at Studio 2, Abbey Road where the Beatles made almost all of their records.
He and his wife Carolyn live in East Yorkshire.
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