Professor Michael Rosen

Staff details

PositionProfessor of Children's Literature
Department Educational Studies
Email m.rosen (@gold.ac.uk)
Phone+44 (0)20 7919 7311
Professor Michael Rosen

Michael Rosen is Professor of Children's Literature.

Since the late 1960s, Michael Rosen has been writing books, articles, plays and various kinds of scripts; performing poetry for audiences of all ages; and broadcasting on literature related subjects on radio and TV. From 2007-2009 he was Children's Laureate. Following his Ph.D, completed in 1997, he has taught Children's Literature on MA courses at various universities.

Click here to catch Michael's latest thoughts, ideas, and articles on his blog.


Read Michael's keynote speech (PDF) from the 2016 Writers and Teachers Conference at Goldsmiths.

Research Interests

Apart from continuing to publish fiction and poetry, Michael's next projects include:

  • a study of Emile Zola in London
  • the process and practice of naming
  • the prosody and poetics of everyday speech; the alternative, popular and radical branches of poetry
  • the social origins of idiolects

Publications

Book

Listening to a Pogrom on the Radio
Rosen, Michael. 2017. Listening to a Pogrom on the Radio. Ripon: Smokestack Books. ISBN 978-0-9957675-2-2

So They Call You Pisher! A memoir
Rosen, Michael. 2017. So They Call You Pisher! A memoir. London: Verso. ISBN 9781786633965

Bah! Humbug! A Christmas Carol, illustrated by Tony Ross
Rosen, Michael. 2017. Bah! Humbug! A Christmas Carol, illustrated by Tony Ross. London: Scholastic. ISBN 9781407185170

Barking at Bagels, illustrated by Tony Ross
Rosen, Michael. 2017. Barking at Bagels, illustrated by Tony Ross. London: Andersen. ISBN 9781783445059

The Disappearance of Emile Zola, Love, Literature and the Dreyfus Case
Rosen, Michael. 2017. The Disappearance of Emile Zola, Love, Literature and the Dreyfus Case. London: Faber & Faber. ISBN 9780571312016

What is Poetry? The essential guide to reading and writing poems, illustrated by Jill Calder
Rosen, Michael. 2016. What is Poetry? The essential guide to reading and writing poems, illustrated by Jill Calder. London: Walker Books. ISBN 9781844287635

Jelly Boots, Smelly Boots, illustrated by David Tazzyman
Rosen, Michael. 2016. Jelly Boots, Smelly Boots, illustrated by David Tazzyman. London: Bloomsbury Children's Books. ISBN 9781408873434

Who are Refugees and Migrants? What Makes People Leave their Homes? And Other Big Questions
Rosen, Michael and Young, Annemarie. 2016. Who are Refugees and Migrants? What Makes People Leave their Homes? And Other Big Questions. London: Wayland. ISBN 9780750299855

The Laugh Out Loud Joke Book
Rosen, Michael. 2016. The Laugh Out Loud Joke Book. London: Scholastic. ISBN 9781407172996

Bilal's Brilliant Bee, illustrated by Tony Ross
Rosen, Michael. 2016. Bilal's Brilliant Bee, illustrated by Tony Ross. London: Andersen. ISBN 9781783443956

The Bus is for Us, illustrated by Gill Tyler
Rosen, Michael. 2016. The Bus is for Us, illustrated by Gill Tyler. London: Walker Books. ISBN 9781406365542

Don't Mention the Children
Rosen, Michael. 2015. Don't Mention the Children. Ripon: Smokestack Books. ISBN 9780993149023

A Great Big Cuddle, poems for the very young, illustrated by Chris Riddell
Rosen, Michael. 2015. A Great Big Cuddle, poems for the very young, illustrated by Chris Riddell. London: Candlewick. ISBN 9780763681166

Uncle Gobb and the Dread Shed, illustrated by Neal Layton
Rosen, Michael. 2015. Uncle Gobb and the Dread Shed, illustrated by Neal Layton. London: Bloomsbury Children's Books. ISBN 9781408851319

What is Humanism? How do you live without a god? And Other Big Questions for Kids
Rosen, Michael and Young, Annemarie. 2015. What is Humanism? How do you live without a god? And Other Big Questions for Kids. London: Wayland. ISBN 9780750288422

Monster illustrated by Neal Layton
Rosen, Michael. 2015. Monster illustrated by Neal Layton. London: Bloomsbury Children's Books. ISBN 9781408846964

Good Ideas: How to be Your Child’s (and Your Own) Best Teacher
Rosen, Michael. 2014. Good Ideas: How to be Your Child’s (and Your Own) Best Teacher. John Murray. ISBN 978-1444796421

Choosing Crumble
Rosen, Michael. 2014. Choosing Crumble. Andersen Press Ltd. ISBN 978-1849395281

Wolfman
Rosen, Michael and Mould, Chris. 2014. Wolfman. Barrington Stoke Ltd. ISBN 978-1781123744

Send for a Superhero!
Rosen, Michael and McEwen, Katharine. 2014. Send for a Superhero! Walker Books. ISBN 978-1406355505

Alphabetical: How Every Letter Tells a Story
Rosen, Michael. 2013. Alphabetical: How Every Letter Tells a Story. London: John Murray. ISBN 9781848548862

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