Creativity and craft in true stories
Alan Johnson’s first memoir This Boy was published by Bantam Pressin 2013. It won the Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize, and the Orwell Prize. Please Mr Postman was published in 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 2016 and won the Parliamentary Book Award for Best Memoir. His latest book is In My Life – A Music Memoir. Alan served as Home Secretary from June 2009 to May 2010. He previously filled a wide variety of cabinet positions in both the Blair and Brown governments, including Health Secretary and Education Secretary.