Alan Johnson wins Parliamentary Book Award for The Long and Winding Road

At a reception at the Houses of Parliament yesterday, Alan Johnson received an inaugural Parliamentary Book Award in the ‘Best Memoir by a Parliamentarian’ category for The Long and Winding Road.

The is the third installment of Alan's story, published by Transworld, which charts his rise from condemned slums of Southam Street in West London to the corridors of power in Westminster. This volume sees Alan's early skirmishes as a trade union leader, his first encounters with Tony Blair and his election to parliament in the 1997 Labour landslide.

Launched jointly by The Booksellers Association and The Publishers Association, the Parliamentary Book Awards are the only book awards for parliamentarians, voted for by parliamentarians, from shortlists drawn up by booksellers. They aim to highlight the contribution made by the book and publishing industries to the economy and society.

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