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Thame Arts and Literature Festival: Alan Johnson in conversation with CWA member Dave Sivers

Alan Johnson’s childhood memoir This Boy was published in 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 (2014) won the National Book Club award for Best Biography. The final book in his memoir trilogy, The Long and Winding Road (2016) won the Parliamentary Book Award for Best Memoir. Alan was a Labour MP for 20 years before retiring ahead of the 2017 general election.

Alan’s debut crime novel, The Late Train to Gipsy Hill, has been acclaimed as ‘a fast paced, elegant and warm-hearted debut thriller from award-winning writer and former Home Secretary, Alan Johnson’. Gary Nelson has a pretty uneventful life until a chain of events leads to him finding himself on the run from Russian secret agents, mobsters and even the Metropolitan Police.

Alan will be in conversation with Dave Sivers, Buckinghamshire crime writer, author of the popular Archer & Baines series and co-founder of the BeaconLit Book Festival.

Dave’s sixth book in the popular Archer and Baines series, Die in the Dark was released in March 2021.

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