Judith Kerr: A Tribute
Judith Kerr, beloved author and illustrator of children’s classics The Tiger who came to Tea and the Mog series was one of Britain’s most acclaimed writers. Judith fled Nazi Germany with her family in 1933, settling in the UK in 1936; she recounted the story of their plight in her semi-autobiographical When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit. In this special event, Judith’s friends and co-creators come together to remember and celebrate her remarkable life.
With Nicolette Jones and Michael Rosen. Other speakers to be announced.
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 is an award-winning author, critic and broadcaster, specialising in literary and arts journalism. She has been the children’s book 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 has been a Director of the children’s young adult programme at the Oxford Literary Festival and a Royal Literary Fund Writing Fellow at UCL.