About Me

Photo: Jo-Anne McArthur

Photo: Jo-Anne McArthur

I was born in England and educated at Oxford University and at New York University. In 1994, I co-founded the monthly magazine Satya, and was its editor for five and a half years. Five years later, I co-founded Lantern Books, a publisher of titles on vegetarianism, environmentalism, animal advocacy, religion, natural healing, and social justice. In 2020, I co-founded Lantern Publishing & Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to carrying on Lantern’s mission. In 2022, I left Lantern to become the Executive Director of the non-profit Culture & Animals Foundation, where I’d been serving on the board since 2016. I am also a senior fellow at Brighter Green, where I run the Vegan America Project.

In addition to writing several books myself and publishing over 250 works through Lantern, I’ve been professionally involved in the creation of a number of books by other authors, such as Nobel peace laureate Professor Wangari Maathai, animal advocate Gene Baur, climate activist Vanessa Nakate, and award-winning photojournalist Jo-Anne McArthur. I’ve composed the lyrics for a song-cycle by Mihoko Suzuki, entitled And the Hummingbird Says. . . , and I’ve even written a satirical verse epic on the administration of the 45th President of the United States, called The Complete Trumpiad. I’ve written articles and reviews for Publishers Weekly, Parabola magazine, The Boston Book Review, and The Animals’ Agenda. I’ve had three of my plays performed in England and short stories published in Gloucester GreenThe Everyman ReviewThe Religious Observer, and The Adobe Anthology.

I have a forthcoming article on vegan publishing in The Edinburgh Companion to Vegan Literary Studies.

When I’m not writing, eating vegan food, or following cricket, I run with the South Brooklyn Running Club. My email address is martin [dot] c [dot] k [dot] rowe [at] gmail [dot] com.