For Michael Morpurgo, writing books that people love isn’t enough. He believes he has a responsibility as a novelist to do much more than that.
In his first television interview about his new book, he tells Channel 4 that, like Dickens, he wants to “shine a light on injustice”.
A Medal for Leroy draws inspiration from the story of Walter Tull, the first black officer in the British Army and one of the first black players in the Football League.
A fascinating insight into issues of racism and injustice in sports and war.
Watch the Channel 4 interview here.