Morpurgo named HWA president

Author and former children’s laureate Michael Morpurgo has been appointed as the inaugural president of the Historical Writers Association.

Founder and chair of the HWA Manda Scott said: “It’s an honour and a privilege to welcome Michael Morpurgo as our inaugural president. We couldn’t ask for a better way to mark our first anniversary as an association and look forward to a long and fruitful relationship, promoting historical writing in all its forms together.”

The HWA was set up in October last year, and was founded to bring social and professional support to writers of historical fiction and non-fiction, as well as their publishers, agents and booksellers.

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