New Statesman debate at Cambridge Literary Festival

New Statesman debate at Cambridge Literary Festival

The NS debate is a regular feature of the Cambridge Literary Festival. I was pleased to join Andrew Marr and Simon Woolley in opposing the morion: ‘This house believes the Labour Party is not bold enough to fix Britain’ Those arguing for the motion in the Cambridge...
Interview with Paul McKenna

Interview with Paul McKenna

An Interview with Paul McKenna, you listen to this podcast here: https://www.listennotes.com/podcasts/paul-mckennas/116-alan-johnson-LQ_0TPXWnJH/ ABOUT THIS EPISODE My guest today is a former UK Education Secretary, Health Secretary and Home Secretary. He is an...
Behind the Spine Podcast

Behind the Spine Podcast

Alan was recently interviewed by Mark Heywood, founder of Ink Jockey for the ‘Behind the Spine Podcast’. You can listen to it here: https://www.behindthespine.co.uk/e/alan-johnson/ In this episode, you will learn: Why it can be useful to write fictional...
Blog from Chorleywood

Blog from Chorleywood

Sheryl Shurville is a phenomenon. The owner of Chorleywood Books, she has several other bookshops in the Chilterns and few authors escape her attentions for long. I am one of around eighty due to come to Chorleywood Library this year to talk about their books in front...
Blog from Tring

Blog from Tring

My sister, Linda, lived in Tring in the early 70s, as (completely coincidentally) did my best friend Andrew Wiltshire and his wife Ann. So it’s a small town with lots of happy associations for me. For the past three or four years it has had a fabulous...