This card was found by actress, singer and synaesthetic artist Philippa Stanton (www.philippastanton.com)the day after she started reading The Card. The jack of diamonds was lying on the Ditchling Road in Brighton. She did not pick it up (Aach! Dutty!), but photographed it and sent the picture to me - for which I am most grateful.
GRAHAM RAWLE is a London-based writer and collage artist. His ‘Lost Consonants’ series ran weekly in the Weekend Guardian for 15 years. He has produced other regular series for The Observer, Sunday Telegraph Magazine and The Times.
Among his published books are 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 earned wide critical acclaim. His reinterpretation of The Wizard of Oz won 2009 Book of the Year at the British Book Design Awards. His most recent book, The Card, was shortlisted for the 2013 Writers Guild award for fiction.
Graham lectures and exhibits internationally. He teaches on the MA Sequential Design/Illustration and MA Arts and Design by Independent Project courses at the University of Brighton.