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.
On the Move
What you leave behind/Won’t leave your mind/But home is where you find it/Home is where you find it.
In his new, deeply personal poetry collection for children, On the Move, much-loved author Michael Rosen talks to Nicolette Jones about migration and displacement. By turns charming, shocking and heart-breaking, the book is divided into four sections: Michael’s childhood as part of a first-genera...
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’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 ...
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
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...
Family Day 2020
Join us for a day of fun family events at Kings Place on the 2nd February 2020. We’ll be hosting four of your favourite authors for kids aged 9 and above, with topics from science to escapism!
11.00 am – zoologist Dani Rabaiotti gives us a slime-filled session on gooey creatures from all over the world
12.30 pm – Dr Emily Grossman...
The Missing: The True Story of My Family in WWII
By turns charming, shocking and heart-breaking, this is the true story of Michael Rosen’s search for his relatives who “went missing” during the Second World War – told through prose and poetry. When Michael was growing up, stories often hung in the air about his great-uncles: one was a clock-mender and the other a dentist. They were there before the war, his dad would say, and weren’t after. Over many years, Michael tried to find out exactly what happened: he in...