A GRAPHIC RETELLING
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. Her 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 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 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: My Spiritual Journey.
Learn more about Sr. Helen’s work at her website.
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 journalist in multiple fields, technology consultant and web designer. Since 2002 she has been Sister Helen Prejean’s communications and special projects director and trusted online “voice”. She has worked closely with Sister Helen on op-eds and articles, in editing early drafts of Sister Helen’s two most recent books, and she produced and co-wrote the documentary, Sister (2018), which explores the influences that shaped Sister Helen’s life and mission. On the side, she is responsible for the joyfully frivolous Woeful Puppetry.