Alan Johnson

Alan Johnson

Alan appeared both in 2017 and 2018 to a capacity audience discussing his interesting and varied life  and his love of music.

Alan was General Secretary of the Communication Workers Union before entering Parliament as Labour MP for Hull West and Hessle in 1997.  His memoir, This Boy won the Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize and the Orwell Prize, Britain's top political writing award.  This second volume Please Mr Postman won the National Book Club award for Best Biography.

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