Michael Morpurgo’s books are enjoyed and celebrated by thousands of readers. Many of Michael’s stories are re-told in different ways, from stage performances and blockbuster films, to concerts with his wonderful words set to music. Michael supports many charities and always finds the time to meet his fans at special reading events.
Thursday, 27th August 2015
This autumn Kew Gardens launches its first-ever literary festival with over 80 events across all genres, from fiction to science, children’s to cookery.
Come and hear Michael Morpurgo, the bestselling author of War Horse, read extracts from his celebrated novel. He is joined by Tim Van Eyken, the original song-man from the National Theatre’s award-winning stage production, singing songs from the show, including: Only Remembered, The Year Turns Round Again and Rolling Home. Joey, the life-size equine puppet star of War Horse makes his Write on Kew debut at this special event. War Horse, which is running at the New London Theatre, has been seen by over 6 million people worldwide.
To find out more about Write on Kew and to book tickets, visit www.kew.org
Michael Morpurgo will also be talking about about his brand new novel The Eagle in the Snow - a beautiful, moral thriller about the man who could have stopped World War II.
940. Barney and his mother, their home destroyed by bombing, are travelling to the country when their train is forced to shelter in a tunnel from attacking German planes. There, in the darkness, a stranger on the train begins to tell them a story. A story about Bobby Byron, the most decorated soldier of WW1, who once had the chance to end the war before it even began, and how he tried to fix his mistake. But sometimes the right thing is hard to see – and even harder to live with…
The Eagle in the Snow publishes in October.
100 years following the sinking of the Lusitania, Michael Morpurgo’s powerful and unforgettable novel, Listen to the Moon is now available in paperback.
Connecting children with the environment is of critical importance if we are to turn the tide of environmental illiteracy. Michael Morpurgo will explore the subject of writing about the environment for children, a subject that he has continued to return to through more than 130 books.
For 18 years, LJMU has invited some of the country’s leading commentators to join staff, students and the people of Liverpool in discussing issues that matter to them. The next Roscoe Lecture takes place at 6.00pm on Monday 28 September at the Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool. Michael Morpurgo will present a Roscoe Lecture entitled: War Boy to War Horse.
Michael Morpurgo joins Tiffany Watt-Smith, James Rhodes, Martin Rees and Andrew Roberts for unscripted true stories of passion, obsession and adventure.