Rosen, Michael J(oel)

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ROSEN, Michael J(oel)

ROSEN, Michael J(oel). American, b. 1954. Genres: Novels, Children's fiction, Poetry, Animals/Pets, Young adult fiction, Novellas/Short stories, Humor/Satire. Career: Ohio State University, Columbus, instructor, 1978-84, lecturer, 1983 and 1985; free-lance illustrator and designer, 1981-; Thurber House, Columbus, OH, literary director, 1982-; administrator of children's services for Leo Yassenoff Jewish Center, 1973-78; assistant at Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, 1977-79; design consultant to Jefferson Center for Learning and the Arts, 1982-; gives workshops and readings from his works. Publications: A Drink at the Mirage (poems), 1985; 50 Odd Jobs (selfillustrated juvenile), 1988; The Kids' Book of Fishing (self-illustrated juvenile), 1991; Elijah's Angel (juvenile), 1992; The Company of Cats, 1992; Kids' Best Dog Book, 1993; The Greatest Table (children's), 1994; Bonesy and Isabel, 1994; All Eyes on the Pond, 1994; A School for Pompey Walker (children's), 1995; Penn: The Stories of Gordon Penn (poetry), 1996; Purr…Children's Book Illustrators Brag about Their Cats, 1996; Telling Things (poetry), 1997; The Genius of James Thurber (anthology), 1997; The Heart Is Big Enough: Five Stories (children's), 1997; Winter Stripes (picture book), 1997. EDITOR: Collecting Himself: James Thurber on Writing and Writers, Humor, and Himself, 1989; The Company of Dogs: 21 Stories by Contemporary Masters, 1990; Home (writings and drawings by contemporary children's authors), 1991; SPEAK! Children's Book Illustrators Brag about Their Dogs, 1993; The Company of Animals, 1993; People Have More Fun Than Anybody: A Centennial Collection of James Thurber's Works, 1994; Dog People: Portraits of Canine Companionship (anthology), 1995; Food Fight: Poets Join the Fight against Hunger with Poems to Favorite Foods, 1996. Address: c/o Author Mail, 7th Floor, HarperCollins Publisher, 10 E. 53rd St, New York, NY 10022, U.S.A.