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Michael Rosen webchat – post your questions now


The prolific children’s author of We’re Going on a Bear Hunt will answering your questions on Wednesday 13 September at 11.30am BST

He may not know how many books he has written, but as the author of at least 200 picture books, novels, poetry collections and more, Michael Rosen can be forgiven for not knowing his entire catalogue of the top of his head. A former children’s laureate, his 1989 book We’re Going on a Bear Hunt has sold more than 8m copies in 18 languages and is now regarded as a classic.

But as to be expected in a writer whose career spans from a biography of Émile Zola to viral poems about chocolate cake, Michael is man of many interests. He is a passionate political writer, with a column in the Guardian and a job presenting Radio 4’s Word of Mouth. Now a prominent supporter of Jeremy Corbyn, he also once stood as a Respect candidate in the 2004 London assembly election. His latest work, a memoir called So They Call You Pisher!, starts with his childhood in London with two parents who were prominent members of the Communist Party; losing his son Eddie to meningitis at the age of 18; and his drive, later in life, to become the family archivist and uncover all their old secrets.

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