Graham Rawle

Graham Rawle

arts research University of Brighton

G.Rawle@brighton.ac.uk

Graham Rawle is a writer and collage artist whose visual work incorporates illustration, design, photography and installation. His weekly 'Lost Consonants' first appeared in the weekend Guardian in 1990 and ran for 15 years. He has produced other regular series for The Observer, The Sunday Telegraph Magazine and The Times.

Among his published books are The Card, The Wonder Book of Fun, Lying Doggo, and Diary of an Amateur Photographer. His collaged novel Woman's World, created entirely from fragments of found text clipped from vintage women’s magazines won wide critical acclaim, described by The Times as ‘a work of genius…the most wildly original novel produced in this country in the past decade.’ His reinterpretation of The Wizard of Oz won the Best Illustrated Trade Book Award as well as 2009 Book of the Year at the British Book Design Awards. His latest novel, The Card, was shortlisted for Best Book at the 2013 Writers' Guild Awards.

Rawle has exhibited internationally and regularly gives lectures about his work at both academic and public events. He teaches on the MA Sequential Design/Illustration and MA Art and Design by Independent Project courses at Brighton. He was recently awarded an honorary doctorate from Norwich University College of the Arts.