Ricky Monahan Brown suffered a massive haemorrhagic stroke in 2012. His memoir, Stroke: A 5% chance of survival, became one of The Scotsman’s Scottish Nonfiction Books of 2019.
The live literature and music series he co-founded, Interrobang?! won the Saboteur Award for the Best Regular Spoken Word Night in Britain for 2017. Field Work, an Interrobang?! evening of storytelling, poetry and music at the Scottish Storytelling Centre in Gaelic, Scots and English that Ricky produced and co-wrote, won a Top Scottish Alternative Media Award for 2018 from Bella Caledonia.
Ricky’s short fiction has been widely published, including by 404 Ink, Eemis Stane and the Dublin Inquirer. His flash fiction has won and been shortlisted for a number of awards. His debut novella will be published in 2023.
A stroke awareness ambassador for the British Heart Foundation, Ricky has spoken with national newspapers and television news programmes about his life and work, and spoken to online festivals and a full conference room at the EICC.
Ricky is available for:
- meet-the-author events, author panels and discussions, including those focusing on health and recovery; and
- classes on memoir writing, therapeutic creative writing and the performance of live literature; and
- chairing book launch events