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Date: Tuesday 5 December 2017
Judith Kerr and Michael Morpurgo come together to talk about the inspirations behind some of their most loved books.
They will discuss their writing for children on wartime experiences, why it is important to pass on history to children, and the emotive power of telling stories.
Judith and Michael have enthralled and inspired generations of children with their bestselling novels, which include classics such as The Tiger Who Came to Tea, When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit as well as War Horse and The Butterfly Lion respectively.
The event is being organised by the Jewish Museum London as part of our Remembrance public programming.
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear two of the UKs best loved authors of children’s literature talk about their work and influences.
The conversation will be chaired by Erica Wagner.
Erica Wagner was born in New York City. She is the author of Gravity: Stories, Ariel's Gift: Ted Hughes, Sylvia Plath and the Story of Birthday Letters and Seizure, a novel; she is the editor of First Light: A Celebration of Alan Garner. Twice a judge of the Man Booker Prize, she was literary editor of The Times for 17 years and is now contributing literary editor for Harper’s Bazaar and a contributing writer for the New Statesman. She was the recipient of the Eccles British Library Writer’s Award in 2014, and she is a Lecturer in Creative Writing at Goldsmiths, University of London. Chief Engineer, her biography of Washington Roebling, the man who built the Brooklyn Bridge, was published this year by Bloomsbury.
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Suitable for ages 12+