2019 Prize Winner

Matt Davies

Matt Davies picture 2019

Matt Davies is the editorial cartoonist for Newsday in NY and has won both the 2004 Pulitzer Prize and the 2001 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism prize. In 2004 he was awarded the first ever Herblock Prize.

In 2017 he received the National Headliner Award and was also a runner up/finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2011 and 2016.

Davies is an author and illustrator of children’s books. His first book: Ben Rides On was a Kirkus Best book of 2013 and his subsequent children’s literary work has been met with enthusiastic critical acclaim, including for his collaborations with Aaron Reynolds on Nerdy Birdy and Nerdy Birdy Tweets.

Born in London, England in 1966, Davies moved to the U.S. in 1983. He studied Illustration and fine art at both The Savannah College of Art & Design and The School of Visual Arts in New York City.

His cartoons are syndicated internationally by Andrews McMeel Syndicate and his work has been featured in many publications including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times & USA Today. His work has also appeared in Newsweek, Time Magazine, U.S. News and World Report, on CNN and in Mad Magazine.

Davies has appeared as a live studio guest on CNN and given talks about cartooning and politics at many venues including the UN, The Library of Congress, The National Press Club in Washington DC, Columbia University, The British Library in London, The National Archives in Washington DC and The TriBeca Film Festival. He was also the 2004 Writer-in-Residence with the Journalism and Art departments at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is a past president of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists.

Davies at Newsday 


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