Michael Rosen: On the Move

in conversation with Nicolette Jones

Jewish Book Week Family Day

Michael Rosen speaker
Nicolette Jones chair

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‘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-generation Polish family in London; his perception of war as a young boy; his ‘missing’ relatives and the Holocaust; and finally, global experiences of migration. He returns to Kings Place for the second Jewish Book Week Children’s Day after a sell-out appearance last year.


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

NICOLETTE JONES is a writer, critic and broadcaster specialising in literary and arts journalism. She has been children’s book editor of The Sunday Times for more than two decades

Michael Rosen: On the Move

in conversation with Nicolette Jones

Jewish Book Week Family Day

Date & start time:Sun 7 Feb – 11.30am
Price:£9.50
Performers:Michael Rosen, Nicolette Jones
Genres:Jewish Book Week, Jewish Book Week Family Day, Online Events, Words