Dr Rosa Luxemburg at the Bath Royal Scientific and Literary Institution

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Passionate, brave, with a steely intellect and an unshakable commitment to revolutionary socialism, Dr Rosa Luxemburg was a towering figure of the twentieth century. Kate Evans, artist and author, will reveal how she conceived and executed the ambitious and highly acclaimed work Red Rosa: a cartoon biography of Rosa Luxemburg. Dr Rory Castle Jones of Swansea University is on the … Read More

Red Rosa makes the Bread and Roses shortlist

Red Rosa has been shortlisted for the Bread and Roses award. I’ll be at the London Radical Bookfair on May 7th for the ceremony, where I’ll be giving a talk on the making of the book. I am not taking the suspense well. Will Dr Luxemburg triumph against the five other extremely wonderful books on the shortlist? Or, as is … Read More

London Review Bookshop podcast for International Women’s Day

This March, we’re celebrating women graphic novelists in honour of International Women’s Day on the 8th. As part of our spotlight on Kate Evans, the creator of the cult hit Red Rosa: A Graphic Biography of Rosa Luxemburg, we present the inaugural Verso podcast in collaboration with the London Review Bookshop and a giveaway competition where you can win a … Read More

“…a wonderfully composed and lively book.”

Luxemburg’s discussion of credit under monopoly capitalism is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand why the capitalist economy crashed in 2007-2008 and why it will crash again.  Her unrelenting opposition to imperial war and disgust with those who call themselves socialist yet support such wars is an inspiration… Counterpunch

“…conveys Luxemburg’s life and thought with warmth and humour.”

Red Rosa is extensively researched and presents the public and private Luxemburg in her own words, taken from her works and letters. It highlights how her thinking on economics was far ahead of its time. Long before the terms “military industrial complex” and “globalisation” were coined, Luxemburg talked about a… Jewish Chronicle.

“…entirely humanises this uncompromising political firebrand.”

This superb graphic novel not only succeeds in telling the life story of the Marxist theorist and revolutionary socialist, Rosa Luxemburg, but also manages to advance many of the central tenants behind her beliefs in a clear and concise manner.  She was born to a Jewish family in Poland… The Crack Magazine

“…this book is the perfect entry point.”

Luxemburg sought to “affect people like a clap of thunder” in a political landscape where revolution competed with reform. An obvious question when approaching a new book on Luxemburg is whether her activism still speaks to us today.  After reading Kate Evans’ new graphic novel, Red Rosa, the answer is clearly yes… Beyond Chron.