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Liza Donnelly

Liza Donnelly is a cartoonist and writer for The New Yorker Magazine, The New York Times, Forbes, Politico and Medium. As a public speaker, she delivered a very popular TED talk that was translated into 38 languages and received almost 2 million views, and she travels globally speaking about freedom of speech and women's rights, at times as a cultural envoy for the US State Department. She is New York Director of the international project, Cartooning for Peace, founded at the United Nations in 2006. Now known for her live tweet drawings, Donnelly has traveled to and drawn the Oscars and the Tonys for The New Yorker, and covered the DNC in 2016 for CBS News. Donnelly was interviewed on CBS Sunday Morning, MSNBC as well as numerous radio and print interviews. Donnelly is the author of sixteen books, among them "Funny Ladies: The New Yorker's Greatest Women Cartoonists and Their Cartoons," a well-received history of women cartoonists. She was visiting lecturer at Vassar College for four years and is a recipient of several awards: an honorary PhD from the University of Connecticut, the National Cartoonists Society Reuben Award, the AAUW Women of Distinction Award, a finalist for the Thurber Prize for American Humor, among others. She lives in New York with her husband, New Yorker cartoonist Michael Maslin. 


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