As a child
I grew up in the London suburb of Pinner, a place my parents often wondered about. How had we landed there? My parents were teachers, politically committed (socialists), and great storytellers and readers. I was lucky to have found them.
As an adult
Most of my adult life, I’ve been a freelance writer, teacher (of sorts), journalist, performer and broadcaster. I visit schools doing my one-man show, and support Arsenal Football Club.
As an artist
I have often written about my life and family, but I also write occasional fantasy (usually based in a real place) and non-fiction.
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Things you didn't know about Michael Rosen
- I wear size 12 shoes.
- I like speaking French.
- I’m an atheist.
- I love mobile phones.
- I love houmous.
- I can’t live without green warty pickled gherkins.
- I hate racism.
- My father was American.
- I can slide my top lip one way and my bottom lip the other.
- I can play the harmonica.