John Murray partners with Waterstones for Billy Connolly 'fan-led' event

John Murray partners with Waterstones for Billy Connolly 'fan-led' event

John Murray Press is partnering with Waterstones to host a one-off Facebook Live “fan-led” event with Billy Connolly in December.  

The free event on 8th December at 7.30 p.m. will be chaired by writer and broadcaster Damian Barr and streamed across Connolly and Waterstones' Facebook pages. “It will provide fans with the rare opportunity to have their questions answered directly by the Big Yin," and hear him discuss his new number one bestselling autobiography, Windswept & Interesting (John Murray), the publisher said.  

From today, fans are asked to submit their questions across Waterstones, John Murray, and the comedian’s own social platforms, tagged with #AskBilly.

Will Rycroft, Waterstones audience development manager, said: “After the joy of sharing Billy’s brilliant autobiography with readers we’re thrilled to be able to bring them together with the man himself for this unique event. That word unique is often overused but feels entirely fitting here, and we’re already intrigued to hear what answers we might get on the night.”  

Windswept & Interesting is Connolly’s first ever full autobiography. John Murray’s major publicity and marketing campaign will continue into Christmas with "standout" advertising, including bus supersides in key cities such as Glasgow, Edinburgh, Birmingham and Manchester, nationwide radio advertising, paid social in addition to a takeover of the Mail Online books page.  

Connolly’s previous book with JM imprint Two Roads, Tall Tales and Wee Stories, is a collection of his best loved stand-up routines and was published in 2019.