Helen Lewis is deputy editor at the New Statesman, a British left-leaning political magazine.
As well as commissioning and editing, she writes for the NS magazine and blogs for its website, with favoured topics including comedy, feminism, politics and computer games. She has also written for Edge magazine, British Elle, the New York Times, the Stylist, the Sunday Times, Saga, Economia, Square Meal and the Guardian; and has appeared on the Today programme, Pienaar’s Politics, Woman’s Hour, BBC Breakfast and The Daily Politics.
She has a first class degree in English Language and Literature from Oxford University and an MA (Distinction) in English Literature from the Open University. She was described as a “dedicated gamer” in the Financial Times, which is a nice way of describing what happens when you turn your hobby into a job.