Video from Andy McNab’s Twitter account


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



Sainsbury’s Entertainment Blog
By Jonathan Pritchard-Barrett on 20 October 2015

“Bestselling author Andy McNab introduces his latest novel Detonator. The book is the 17th in the Nick Stone series that follow the eponymous former SAS soldier and current gun for hire. This time Nick is motivated by a burning vengeance as he takes on faceless people traffickers and a ruthless terrorist intent on the destruction of Western Europe. The fuse has been ignited – but who really holds the detonator?”

Detonator is published on Thursday 22nd October, 2015


For many ex-service personnel, their courage carries them beyond the military and into business.
Take it from Andy McNab, a former member of the Special Air Service who has since become a best-selling author, advisor to security and intelligence agencies, and spokesperson for military and literacy charities.

To learn more, visit the Veteran Business Heroes website



Andy McNab talks about his first ever tour in Ireland.