Ros Asquith has been a Guardian cartoonist for 20 years and
has written and illustrated over 60 books for young people.
She answered only to the name of Jim until she was five and
believed herself to be an Apache brave until she was nine.
Her first job, aged 17, was illustrating Greek Myths for an American
audio visual company. She graduated from Camberwell School
of Art, working as a photographer, designer and teacher before
becoming theatre critic for Time Out magazine, Co-Theatre Editor
of CITY LIMITS, deputy Theatre critic of the OBSERVER
and diary writer for TV TIMES.
She has painted murals in several countries and many
children’s bedrooms, cuddled a wolf
and caught an escaped tarantula.
Ros has two sons and lives in North London with a jazz critic.