Liza Donnelly

Writer, cartoonist performer

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, and travels globally speaking about freedom of speech and women’s rights and has traveled as a cultural envoy for the US State Department. Donnelly was interviewed on CBS Sunday Morning, 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.