GRAHAM RAWLE is a writer, artist and designer. His popular weekly series '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.’ Woman's World is studied on literature courses at academic institutions around the world. Its significance is evidenced through the range and depth of key scholarly texts that cite and analyse the work. His reinterpretation of The Wizard of Oz won the Best Illustrated Trade Book Award as well as Book of the Year at the 2009 British Book Design Awards. The Card, was shortlisted for the 2013 Writers' Guild Best Book Award. His latest novel, Overland, was published in March 2018.
Rawle's work has been exhibited internationally and he regularly lectures about his work at both academic and public events. He teaches on the MA Sequential Design/Illustration and MA Arts and Design by Independent Project courses at the University of Brighton. He is Visiting Professor of Illustration at Falmouth University and Norwich University of the Arts where in 2012 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate for services to design.