Michael Morpurgo

1943 - Today

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Sir Michael Andrew Bridge Morpurgo, (born Michael Andrew Bridge; 5 October 1943) is an English book author, poet, playwriter, and librettist who is known best for children's novels such as War Horse (1982). His work is noted for its "magical storytelling", for recurring themes such as the triumph of an outsider or survival, for characters' relationships with nature, and for vivid settings such as the Cornish coast or World War I. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Michael Morpurgo has received more than 1,236,837 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Michael Morpurgo is the 4,755th most popular writer (down from 4,191st in 2019), the 3,823rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 3,386th in 2019) and the 447th most popular British Writer.

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Among writers, Michael Morpurgo ranks 4,755 out of 5,794Before him are Abdullah Yusuf Ali, Lukas Moodysson, Anthony Powell, Jack McDevitt, Robert Greene, and Hiromi Kawakami. After him are Mark Haddon, Peider Lansel, Memnon of Heraclea, Antti Tuuri, Caterina Davinio, and Joel Chandler Harris.

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Among people born in 1943, Michael Morpurgo ranks 437Before him are Superstar Billy Graham, Joan Van Ark, Sam Hinds, Leslie Uggams, Richard Manuel, and Kenny Barron. After him are Eduardo Nascimento, Ronnie Spector, Shinobu Sekine, Kiril Dojčinovski, David Alexandre Winter, and Michael Stonebraker.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Michael Morpurgo ranks 3,823 out of 6,924Before him are Jimmy Armfield (1935), Nathalie Emmanuel (1989), Sebastian Cabot (1918), Duncan Jones (1971), Callum Keith Rennie (1960), and Steve Perryman (1951). After him are Tim McInnerny (1956), Mark Haddon (1962), Dorothy Tyler-Odam (1920), Anthony Harvey (1930), Toby Kebbell (1982), and John Lombe (1693).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Michael Morpurgo ranks 447Before him are Alasdair Gray (1934), R. M. Ballantyne (1825), Wilbert Awdry (1911), Margery Kempe (1373), Jonathan Stroud (1970), and Anthony Powell (1905). After him are Mark Haddon (1962), Susan Cooper (1935), Antonia Fraser (1932), Piers Anthony (1934), Marmaduke Pickthall (1875), and George Crabbe (1754).