2016
07.12

Congratulations Andy,  you deserve it!!

National Literacy Trust
7 Dec 2016

Andy McNab wins inaugural Ruth Rendell Award

The inaugural Ruth Rendell Award was awarded to bestselling author and former soldier, Andy McNab, on Tuesday at the All-Party Parliamentary Writers Group Winter Reception.

We launched the Award in memory of the novelist Ruth Rendell, in partnership with the Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society, to celebrate the author or writer who has done the most to raise literacy levels in the UK.

Andy McNab fought off stiff competition to win the award, thanks to his tireless championing of literacy over the course of many years. Andy has travelled the length and breadth of the UK, visiting factories, colleges, schools, prisons and libraries to encourage reluctant readers to take up the challenge of reading. He has inspired others with the story of how he struggled with literacy, but turned his life around by finally learning to read and write. His message is very simple; ‘if I can do it, anyone can’.

Andy has also contributed four Quick Read novels, 250,000 copies of which have been printed, raising awareness of literacy issues and giving new readers the encouragement to change their lives. In 2015, Andy went one step further in his championing of literacy by undertaking an epic trek to the South Pole, to raise funds for The Reading Agency.
Andy was nominated for the Ruth Rendell Award by Baroness Gail Rebuck, DBE.

He said:
“I’m delighted and very proud to be receiving this award. The literacy work I do is deeply personal. Had it not been for the education I received from the army as a 17-year-old, when I had the literacy of a 9-year-old, I wouldn’t be where I am today. Receiving this award gives me even more incentive to get out there and make sure that as many people as possible are helped to achieve, and change their lives for the better.”

Source: National Literacy Trust website

 

2015
11.09

Congratulations Andy!!

Author and decorated former SAS soldier Andy McNab will be recognised for his contribution to the literature world when he receives an Honorary Doctorate of Arts at Plymouth University this month.

Mr McNab will be presented with the award during the University’s ceremonies on Plymouth Hoe after a writing career that has seen him publish numerous fiction and non-fiction books, including Bravo Two Zero, which is widely credited with launching the modern military page-turner. Awarded both the Distinguished Conduct Medal and the Military Medal during his military career, Mr McNab was the British Army’s most highly decorated serving soldier when he left the SAS.

Source: Plymouth University

Andy McNab Honorary Doctorate of Arts

photo by NeilSpencePhotography.com

2015
25.06

DEADLINE
by Mike Fleming jr.
24 June 2015

The Weinstein Company is close to winning an auction for a series of 16 bestselling novels by Andy McNab. The intention is to turn the books into a series revolving around former British Army regiment SAS agent Nick Stone. Already, Antoine Fuqua is in early discussions to direct the pilot and be an executive producer. CAA is running the auction. McNab, a former Special Air Service sergeant who was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal, has written 16 volumes based on Stone, who sounds like one tough guy who tries to mix covert work with life, almost like Luther if he was a British intelligence agent rather than a police detective.

Stone’s dilemmas along the course of the book series include finding a 7-year old daughter alongside the bodies of his slain SAS friend and his wife, and then keeping the kid alive when someone tries to finish the job; taking a side job kidnapping a Russian mobster to transport to St. Petersburg, only to find he has been deceived about the end game; or being promised American citizenship so he can live with the woman he loved, if he goes to Algeria and brings back the severed head of a money launderer.

In the last book, For Valour, which was published in 2016, Stone was tasked with tracking down a deadly sniper who just killed two men as he tries to keep a lid on top secret information. TWC will develop the property for series and set it up when it’s ready. It certainly sounds like fertile ground for edgy episodic fare. Fuqua got involved because he and TWC worked so well on his upcoming film, the boxing tale Southpaw with Jake Gyllenhaal. Fuqua is currently directing The Magnificent Seven, with an ensemble for the Western that is topped by his Equalizer and Training Day star Denzel Washington, and Jurassic World star Chris Pratt. Fuqua is repped by CAA.

Source: Deadline.com

2015
10.02

ANDY MCNAB PRESENTS SAS: RED NOTICE
DIRECTED BY NICK LOVE

Shooting starts on April 13th in London and Budapest to produce action thriller SAS: RED NOTICE based on the bestselling novel by former SAS operator Andy McNab.

Altitude Film Entertainment, Parabolic Pictures and Vertigo Films will produce the film with Lionsgate UK picking up the distribution rights.  Luke Evans, whose films include Dracula Untold and The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies plays Tom Buckingham, Nick Love (The Sweeney) directs and Andy McNab takes on the role of executive producer.  McNab has been a driving force behind this project since its inception, according to the producers, with his personal experience making this the most intense and authentic SAS action thriller ever seen.

SAS: RED NOTICE is set in the Channel Tunnel, where 100 meters underground 20 accused war criminals hold 400 hostages. Only one man can get them out alive – Tom Buckingham – an SAS operator who is trying to save his relationship with the woman he loves. The explosive action races from Central London to the conflict zones of Eastern Europe.

McNab said: ‘I am delighted that Tom Buckingham is soon to reach the big screen. He has been a great character to create, and the books have been lots of fun to write. It has been a brilliant experience collaborating with Larry Malkin and Chad Truman on the script and with the fantastic Luke Evans on board, and the awesome Nick Love directing, we’re all set to go.’

Nick Love said: ‘SAS: RED NOTICE is a fantastic project and I am thrilled to be working with Andy McNab and Luke Evans in what will be a very modern action thriller.’

SAS: RED NOTICE marks the first feature film based on one of McNab’s books as well as the first in the Tom Buckingham series.

Go here for Andy McNab’s SAS: Red Notice movie website

SAS: Red Notice

2013
10.12

Good news for the US fans of Andy McNab’ s books. As of tomorrow all McNab titles are available to download from  Amazon.com or iTunes!!

Made available to the US market by  Apostrophe Books  … who also produced Andy McNab’s War Classics.

Good news on that part also…later this week we’ll be able to offer 1 free set of the War Classics and another exclusive interview with Andy!!

So stay tuned 🙂

Here a selection of covers for the US editions…

 

 

 

2013
19.11

Walking With The Wounded:

“Everyone has a story to tell and at Walking With The Wounded (WWTW) we tell the stories of our service men and women who have been injured whilst carrying out their duties, we also tell the stories of those who support us and their endeavours.

Our stories cover a range of genres from tragedy to triumph, through adventure and adversity to love and loyalty.

Education is at the heart of the work of WWTW and we place great importance upon the difference it can make to lives.

We have joined forces with best-selling author Andy McNab to run our first WWTW Story Writing Challenge.

Andy McNab has written the start of a new story, we would like you to complete this story in no more than 1000 words. We will be shortlisting the entries and Andy McNab will help us decide the winners.

The story can be in any genre that you like. We will be looking for a story that shows:

  • Good imagination and creativity
  • Structure: the story develops and reaches a conclusion
  • Imaginative language: powerful verbs, adjectives etc
  • Creates atmosphere through use of language and settings
  • Develops the characters

These stories may be either handwritten or word processed.

The winning entry will receive a visit from Andy McNab to their school, signed copies of Andy McNab’s books and some WWTW goodies.

Three runners up will receive Andy McNab books and WWTW goodies.”

Go to the Walking With the Wounded website for more information and to read Andy’s start of the story