The world of chris mosdell | CHris mosdell

April 20th, 2019

Under his pseudonym “Mozz” Chris Mosdell has written and illustrated a series of children’s books. “In Search of the Holey Whale” was the Gold Prize Winner of the Moonbeam Children’s Book Award for Poetry, while “A Fork in the Road” won the USA Book News “Best Books 2010” Award for Humour. Mozz has been described as “weird and charming . . . a modern-day Dr. Seuss or Shel Silverstein, creating worlds that are often nonsensical but always whimsical.”

“Mozz” is also a marvelous performer. With his quick wit and worldly wackiness he is a smash hit with the kids. When he reads his poems, he peppers his performance with lots of amusing anecdotes and funny facts.

Afterward, Mozz answers the children’s questions and talks about what inspires him, what has influenced his work, and how he does his writing. He even describes the type of pen he uses for his illustrations and offers lots of other wonderfully wise words he hopes will inspire children to read, to write and illustrate their own poems, and to look at the world very differently than they ever have before.

A book signing session will follow. Some of his books will be on sale.

Date: Saturday, April 20th

Time: 17:00 - 18:30

Fee: ¥500 Current KAIS/EMS Students | ¥ 1,000 Former KAIS/EMS Students |

¥ 2,000 Guardians / Adults

Location: KA International | Toritsudaigaku Campus | 4th Floor

1 Chome-6-8 Nakane, Meguro, Tokyo 152-0031

Chris Mosdell is a poet, lyricist, author, and illustrator, who has collaborated with an extensive array of well-known musicians and composers. He has written lyrics for Eric Clapton, Sarah Brightman, Boy George, Ryuichi Sakamoto, and YMO, to name a few. He also wrote lyrics together with Michael Jackson. He has also produced music for feature films, opera, and anime soundtracks, including Gundam, Cowboy Bebop, Texhnolyze, and Wolf's Rain. He has been awarded the The Yuki Hayashi-Newkirk Poetry Prize, Gold Prize for Lyrics (Tokyo Music Festival), and the Grand Prize for Poetry (Colorado Festival of Literature).