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The Guardian weekend launched a competition this weekend to enable children to go for lunch with some of their favourite authors.

The first author you could win lunch with is Michael Morpurgo, author of Warhorse and Private Peaceful amongst many other books.

All you have to do is email the Guardian at:  family.competition@guardian.co.uk with Morpurgo in the subject line and your contact details in the main body of the text.  The winner will receive the chance for four people to lunch at the Savoy with Morpurgo (two of the tickets must be for children under sixteen).

The closing date is tomorrow, June 18th at noon.

The Guardian will be offering more lunches with authors, and have Lauren Child and Judith Kerr lined up in the next few months.

I found the information for this competition on the excellent website for Nosy Crow publishers, which you can access by clicking on this link.  

You will see that the blog post asks which children’s author or illustrator you would most like to have lunch with if you had the chance.

Like me, the author of the post finds it hards to choose just one, and I like the idea of having a list of authors/illustrators you could conceivably have lunch with as they are still alive, but at the same time having a fantasy lunch date with authors who are long gone.

I still haven’t decided. Who would you choose?