Chair: Nicolette Jones
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Explore a collection of political tales selected and introduced by the brilliant critic and author Michael Rosen. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, political tales appeared frequently in British workers’ magazines, delighting readers of all ages, In Workers’ Tales, described by Philip Pullman as ‘a wonder-filled collection, which testifies to… the breadth of the human imagination but also to the enduring importance of my favourite virtue, hope’, Michael Rosen brings together more than forty of the best.
Michael Rosen is a poet, broadcaster, former Children’s Laureate and a recipient of one of France’s top honours: Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. He has presented BBC Radio 4’s Word of Mouth since 1996.Nicolette Jones
Nicolette Jones is a writer, critic and broadcaster, specialising in literary and arts journalism. She has been the Children’s Books Reviewer of The Sunday Times for more than two decades, and in 2012 was shortlisted for the Eleanor Farjeon Award for distinguished service to the world of children’s books. She is experienced in radio and television, and a professional chair of adults’ and children’s events at venues across the UK including Cheltenham, Oxford and Charleston Literary Festivals. Interviewees have included Judith Kerr, Lauren Child, Margaret Atwood, Elizabeth Jane Howard, Michael Morpurgo, Salman Rushdie and Philip Pullman.