Michael Rosen

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.

Quick, Let’s Get Out of Here

Michael Rosen is one of Britain’s most exciting and inspirational writers. Children and their parents enjoyed an uproarious hour in the company of this talented poet with stories, rhymes, songs and jokes galore, and even a light-hearted introduction to the joys of Yiddish.

Primary Schools Poetry Prize

The winners of 2005’s annual Prize read their poems on the subject of Memories. Michael Rosen, one of the judges, presented the awards.

Michael Rosen
Michael Rosen’s mother told him not to kvetsch, greps at the table or chup his soup. His father told him he was meshugge. His mother told him not to be a shlump. His brother said, ‘Don’t flick my tukhes with the shmatte!’ Michael emerged from all this with a smile on his face. He celebrated his family in a riotous mix of poetry, song, story, joke, anecdote, and fun with words – most of which he plucked from his books, threw up in the air and landed in his ...
Loose Connections
Esther Menell, author of Loose Connections – a counterpoint to her friend and colleague Diana Athill’s publishing memoir Stet – joins forces with fellow-publisher Jeremy Lewis to throw light on the endlessly fascinating world of publishing. They recall larger-than-life characters, such as publishers, Andre Deutsch and Anthony Blond, and writers, Jean Rhys, V.S. Naipaul and Edmund White. Jeremy Lewis’s biography of David Astor is out immine...
The Disappearance of Emile Zola: Love, Literature and the Dreyfus Case
Workers’ Tales
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’...
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 Michae...