Michael Rosen

b. 1946

Michael Rosen was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2006.

Michael Rosen, MA, Ph.D.,  was born in 1946 in north London, educated in state schools and Oxford University. He has been a freelance writer, performer, broadcaster and academic since 1973 publishing over 200 titles for children and adults including We’re Going on a Bear Hunt (illustrated Helen Oxenbury) (Walker Books) and Sad Book (with Quentin Blake) (Walker Books). Recently he has published The Disappearance of Emile Zola, love, literature and the Dreyfus Case (Faber and Faber) and a memoir, So They Call You Pisher! (Verso Books). He is the presenter of the long-running BBC Radio 4 programme about words and language, ‘Word of Mouth’ and he is Professor of Children’s Literature at Goldsmiths, University of London. From 2007-2009 he was Children’s Laureate. He is a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. He lives in London with his wife and their two children.

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