In 2010, authors Michael Rosen and Daniel Pennac came to the Ciné Lumière (French Institute in London), and had a discussion about translations, children's literature and teaching.
Michael Rosen is what we call in French "un homme-orchestre": a children's novelist and poet, he has written more than 140 books. He has also been a TV presenter, has worked with radios, theatres and has been involved in politics. Daniel Pennac is a French writer who received the Prix Renaudot in 2007 for his essay 'Chagrin d'école'. His writing style can be humorous and imaginative, like in 'La Saga Malaussène', but he also writes pedagogic essays.