About Laurie

Laurie Penny is a journalist, an author, a feminist and a net denizen.  She is Contributing Editor at New Statesman magazine, and writes and speaks on social justice, pop culture, gender issues and digital politics for The Guardian, The Independent, Vice, Salon, The Nation, The New Inquiry and many more. She is the author of Cybersexism, Penny Red and Meat Market: Female Flesh Under Capitalism, as well as Discordia: Six Nights in Crisis Athens, co-authored with Molly Crabapple. Her forthcoming book, Unspeakable Things, will be published by Bloomsbury in 2014. In 2010, at the age of 23, she was shortlisted for the Orwell Prize for political writing. She is a frequent guest on national television and radio, has appeared on Question Time, Any Questions and Newsnight for the BBC, as well as Al-Jazeera and Democracy Now, and has given talks at the Oxford Union and the London School of Economics. She lives in London in a former air-raid shelter with two hundred spiders and a dodgy kettle. Contact Laurie at laurie [dot] penny [at] gmail [dot] com.

Contact Me

If you would like to have me write for your publication, speak at your event or tutor your infants in the ways of righteousness, I’d love to hear from you. If you want to chat with me about the work I’m doing, or the work you’re doing, then I’d love to hear from you too.

Email: laurie.penny@gmail.com

Twitter: @pennyred

Phone: email is pretty much always the best way to get in contact, because I live in a basement where phone signal is hard to come by. I respond to emails very quickly – if you need to phone me, request my number that way.


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