Petworth Literary Festival

On Saturday 27th October, Michael took part in the Petworth Literary Festival. His event was the first of the festival and took place in St Mary’s Church. The event was around War Horse, and Michael was joined by the original Song Man from the National Theatre production of War… Read More

Burgh House Event

Christine Baker, Michael’s French publisher, joined him on Friday 19th October. They met for a special event to launch the new translation of his novel, The Little Prince. The launch event took place in the cosy surroundings of Burgh House in Hampstead, and was supported by Daunts Books. Read More

Wicked Young Writer Awards

Have you got a story to tell? Entries are now open for the ninth year of the prestigious WICKED YOUNG WRITER AWARDS that Michael Morpurgo helped to set up in 2010. The Awards were created by the producers of the musical WICKED in partnership with the National Literacy Trust to… Read More

Michael’s Trip to Paris

Last week Michael travelled to Paris for a busy few days of interviews, events and signings. His first stop was a signing in WHSmith​ where he was met by some lovely fans from all over the world. In the evening he gave a very special talk at the British Ambassador’s… Read More

The Royal Hospital Chelsea

Michael Foreman joined Michael Morpurgo to give a talk and launch their latest book together – Poppy Field –  in the wonderful Chapel at the Royal Hospital Chelsea. The Royal Hospital is the home of the Chelsea Pensioners – about 300 former veterans and pensioners live there. Years ago, the… Read More
Michael Morpurgo interview about Black History Month

Michael Morpurgo marks the start of Black History Month

To mark the start of Black History Month, Michael talks about Walter Tull, the first black officer in the British Army and one of the first black footballers in the Football League. Walter was the inspiration behind Michael’s book A Medal for Leroy and, in this clip, he talks more… Read More

Michael at the Festival of Ideas

On Sunday 16th September, Michael joined Guardian journalist Claire Armitstead at the Festival of Ideas in London. This was the first year of the festival launched by the Royal Academy of Art bringing together artists and writers to discuss creativity. Michael was in conversation discussing his latest two books Flamingo… Read More

Michael Morpurgo, A Lifetime In Stories

Michael Morpurgo, A Lifetime In Stories Museum of Childhood, London: 22 July 2017 – 25 February 2018 Museum of Somerset: 17 March – 7 July 2018 The Dick Institute, Kilmarnock: August – Dec 2018 Leeds City Museum: Spring 2019 Burton at Bideford, Devon Summer 2019… Read More

The War Horse cast visit Iddesleigh

On 31 Aug, Michael showed the cast of War Horse around his home village Iddesleigh. After reading them the prologue to War Horse, he showed the cast around and spoke about the inspiration behind the book. Here are some lovely pictures from the day!… Read More
War Horse Leaflet Cover

War Horse: The Story in Concert – Leeds

Date: Sun 25 November  Venue: Victoria Hall Orchestra of Opera North St Peter’s Singers David Angus – conductor Michael Morpurgo – narrator In the centenary year marking the end of the First World War, the Orchestra of Opera North performs War Horse: The Story in Concert. With guest… Read More