Announcement: Knighthood for Michael Morpurgo

We are incredibly proud to announce that Michael has been awarded a knighthood for his services to literature and charity in this year’s New Year Honours list.

Here is what Sir Michael had to say about it:

“Well, how extraordinary. We all know that any kind of success we might have in our lives is because of the people who have helped us on the way. So, my mother who first gave me a love of stories by reading to me in bed at night, Ted Hughes who encouraged me to write and go on writing at a time when it seemed rather hopeless and Clare, my wife, who set up Farms for City Children with me, and who has supported me and inspired me throughout my writing life are the people who have been the mainstays of my life. But I have to say that I have been inspired both in the work we have done with Farms for City Children and in my writing, by children, both by their needs and their enthusiasm.”

You can read more about Sir Michael’s achievements – and why he would like to give his knighthood to Joey – in this lovely article.

Read more about this year’s New Year Honours list here.

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