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Martin Rowe was born in England and educated at Oxford University, where he was awarded a scholarship and took a first class honors degree in English Literature and Language at Mansfield College. He came to the United States in 1991 and completed a master’s degree in Religious Studies at New York University. He has worked as a teacher of English as a foreign language in Turkey, a research assistant for the biographer of Lawrence of Arabia, and a bookstore manager. He was the marketing manager for Airlift Book Company in London, Friendship Press in New York City, and was for five years the promotion manager at Continuum Publishing Company. In 1999, he co-founded Booklight Inc., a company that develops and maintains Web sites, and Lantern Books, a publisher of books on vegetarianism, animal advocacy, spirituality, and natural healing. In 1994, Rowe founded the monthly magazine Satya, with Beth Gould, and was its editor for five and a half years. In 1999, Rowe published The Way of Compassion: Vegetarianism, Environmentalism, Animal Advocacy, and Social Justice, which collected some of the best articles and interviews on vegetarianism, environmentalism, animal advocacy, and social justice, gathered from the first fifty issues of Satya. In 2003, he published his novel Nicaea: A Book of Correspondences with Lindisfarne Books. Rowe has written articles and reviews for Publishers Weekly, Parabola magazine, The Boston Book Review, and The Animals’ Agenda. He has had three of his plays performed in England and short stories published in Gloucester Green¸ The Everyman Review, The Religious Observer, and The Adobe Anthology.
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