Martin Rowson was born 1959, and has been a full time cartoonist since leaving University in 1982. His work appears regularly in the Guardian, The Mirror, Morning Star, Independent on Sunday, Index on Censorship, Tribune, New Humanist, Spectator and many other publications. He is chairman of the British Cartoonists’ Association, an Honorary Associate of the National Secular Society and Vice-President of the Zoological Society of London. Has won several awards, including Political Cartoonist of the Year and Political Cartoon of the Year (both twice), while Stuff, a memoir of his late parents, was long-listed for the Samuel Johnson non-fiction prize in 2007.
Giving Offence (Manifestos for the Twenty-First Century) (Seagull, 2009)
Fuck: The Human Odyssey (Jonathan Cape, 2008)
Stuff: A Memoir of Death and Life (Vintage, 2008)
"Just when Kant's formulation that 'the public exercise of reason should be free' had begun to seem so remote and exhausted, the Battle should reinforce one's faith in the enduring worth of dissent and of the free traffic in ideas"
Swapan Chakravorty, professor of english, Jadavpur University