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 Financial Times, Stella, the Sunday Times, Saga, the Observer, the Times and the Guardian; and has appeared on the Today programme, Pienaar’s Politics, Woman’s Hour, Boulton & Co, Channel 4 News, Westminster Hour, BBC Breakfast and The Daily Politics. She is a regular panellist on BBC One’s Sunday Politics and has presented Radio 4’s The Week in Westminster.
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. In her spare time, she is deputy chair of Women in Journalism, and chair of trustees at the Hackney-based rape and domestic violence charity, Nia.