Not My Father's Son won the Best First Biography Award from Slightly Foxed! James Naughtie, from Radio 4's Today show, was one of the judges, said, “Alan Cumming’s Not My Father’s Son is a brilliant antidote to the celebrity memoir, because his story isn’t raw for the sake of it. The violence and mental distress of a broken family, and the strange dichotomy of his youth, are rendered with an eloquence and wit that set it apart. This is a real book.”
I had to send Jamie Byng, my publisher at Canongate, to accept the award on my behalf, but I did make this video which was played at the ceremony!