Sunday, March 15, 2009

Michael Morpurgo

A few exchanges from Alice Tozer's interview with Michael Morpurgo in the Financial Times:

What is the last thing you read that made you laugh out loud?

A line in Barack Obama’s The Audacity of Hope. Obama rings his wife when he gets a bill through the Senate but she replies with a comment about going to the supermarket.

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What book would you give a child to introduce them to literature?

Judith Kerr’s The Tiger Who Came to Tea, or Virginia Lee Burton’s Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel.

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What are you most proud of writing?

I have derived the most pleasure from War Horse, because of people’s positive reaction to it, particularly since the play.
Read the complete Q & A.

Michael Morpurgo has published over 100 books including The Butterfly Lion, The Wreck of Zanzibar, Sam's Duck and The War Horse. He was named Britain's Children's Laureate in May 2003.

--Marshal Zeringue