Coming Fall 2025, from Random House

The Authors

Catherine Anyango Grünewald

Catherine Anyango Grünewald


Catherine Anyango Grünewald is known for her work illuminating issues of justice. Catherine illustrated Heart of Darkness (2010, SelfMadeHero) and Scandorama (2017, Förlaget), and she is the winner of the 2019 Navigator Art on Paper prize. Catherine is a senior lecturer at Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm. She is a frequent speaker at conferences where she talks on a variety of topics including graphic adaptation.

Catherine’s style is both atmospheric and realistic, full of symbolic nuances, perfect for a true story that confronts horrors and deep places in the human soul.

You can see some of her other work on her website.


Sister Helen Prejean

Sister Helen Prejean


Sister Helen Prejean is known internationally as the leading voice against the death penalty. Dead Man Walking, which was her first book, not only led to an Academy Award-winning film, but also to a play with a script by Tim Robbins, and to one of the most-performed modern operas (performed in 62 cities on four continents), with libretto by Terrance McNally and music by Jake Heggie. Sister Helen’s second book, The Death of Innocents: An Eyewitness Account of Wrongful Executions, was published by Random House in 2004, and her most recent book, also published by Random House, is River of Fire: On Becoming an Activist. She is currently working on her fourth book, Beneath Our Dignity. 

Learn more about Sr. Helen’s ongoing work at her website.


Rose Vines

Rose Vines

Script writer

Rose Vines is a writer, geek and human rights activist. A recipient of the Australian Computer Journalist of the Year award in her home country, she has decades of experience as a technology consultant, web designer and journalist in multiple fields. Since 2002, she has been Sister Helen Prejean’s communications director and trusted online “voice”. She has worked closely with Sister Helen on op-eds and articles, and in editing early drafts of Sister Helen’s two most recent books. She produced and co-wrote the documentary, Sister (2018), which explores the influences that shaped Sister Helen’s life and mission.

Rose is responsible for our Graphic Dead Man Walking newsletter.

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