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Gender Male
Occupation writer, performer, broadcaster
Location London, United Kingdom
Introduction I write poetry, stories, articles and the words for picture books. I used to teach at Birkbeck, University of London, but I am doing some teaching at the Institute of Education in London and I have been made Professor of Children's Literature at Goldsmiths, University of London. I will be helping to develop an MA in Children's Literature and will teach on it as from September 2014. I present a radio programme called 'Word of Mouth' on BBC Radio 4. I also visit schools where I do a kind of one-man poetry show and often follow up with workshops for teachers on writing and reading.