Helen Lewis is a staff writer at the Atlantic, and the host of BBC Radio 4’s The Spark and The New Gurus. Her weekly newsletter, The Bluestocking, can be found on Substack.
She was formerly deputy editor at the New Statesman and the 2018/19 Women in the Humanities Honorary Writing Fellow at Oxford University. Her first book, Difficult Women, was a Sunday Times bestseller and a Guardian, Times, Telegraph and Financial Times book of the year. She is now writing a book on genius.
Helen has also written for the Sunday Times, British Elle, the New York Times, Vogue, the Financial Times, the Observer, the Times and the Guardian. She is a frequent panellist on BBC One’s Have I Got News For You and a regular guest on the Private Eye podcast, Page 94. She appeared on Adam Buxton’s podcast in July 2020. Her GQ interview with Jordan Peterson received more than 65 million views.
Helen studied English Language and Literature at Oxford University, 2001-2004, and studied for an MA in English Literature from the Open University while working night shifts in her first job. She is on the steering committee for the Reuters Institute for Journalism.
Her literary agent is Sarah Chalfant at the Wylie Agency and her screen agent is Jessica Sykes at Independent Talent Group.