An Evening with Tony Hawks
Tony Hawks is a TV and radio comedian and bestselling author. He is a regular guest on radio programmes including The News Quiz, Would I Lie to You, Just a Minute, and I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue, and recently has presented his own series on Radio 4, Tony Hawks’ Lost Weekends. He has also appeared on screen on Have I Got News For You, They Think It’s All Over, A Bit of Fry and Laurie, and in various episodes of Red Dwarf.
Hawks is the author of the bestseller Round Ireland with a Fridge – the story of his absurd quest to hitch round the circumference of Ireland within a month… with a fridge. The book became a top 10 Sunday Times bestseller, was serialised on BBC Radio 4, and led to a six month TV advertising campaign for HARP Irish Lager. His second book Playing the Moldovans at Tennis, was also serialised on BBC R4. The story charts his foolhardy attempt to win a bet, which involved tracking down all the members of the national football team of Moldova and beating them at tennis one by one. Tony’s book was shortlisted for both the Samuel Johnson Prize (2000) for non-fiction writing and the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize (2000). Both books have now been made into films.
But now the time has come for his greatest gamble yet – turning his back on comfortable city life to move to the wilds of the West Country.
Once Upon a Time in the West Country has the title of a fairytale and a story therein with a fair smattering of magic. It tells the story of a man who went west, leaving behind his life as a born and bred townie to embrace the life of rural Devon.
Tony has embraced the rituals of village life with absurd and hilarious consequences. He also found the time for one last solo adventure before fatherhood arrived – perennially unable to resist a bet, he rose to the challenge set by a South Devon heckler at one of his shows and ended up cycling with a micro pig named Titch coast to coast in appalling weather.
Why? Find out by coming to hear Tony talk in Budleigh Salterton on Saturday 28th January 2017.
He will be appearing at the Public Hall under the auspices of the Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival.
Tony’s talk will start at 7 pm. Doors open at 6 pm, & refreshments will be available.
Tony will be happy to answer your questions, and will then be signing copies of his books – the latest of which is Once Upon a Time in The West Country.
Tickets are available online here > www.budlitfest.org.uk/Tony Hawks
Tickets cost £10 and may also be purchased at The Card Shop Too, 3 High St, Budleigh Salterton, EX9 6LD (cash & cheques only, cheques made payable to ‘Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival’).
We are sure this will be a hugely entertaining evening & we look forward to welcoming you on Saturday 28th January, 2017.