Laurie Penny is a British journalist and author who was born Laura Barnett on September 28, 1986. The Guardian, The New York Times, and Salon are just a few of the outlets for which Penny has written stories. Penny has written for American television programs like The Haunting of Bly Manor and The Nevers. She is a contributing editor at the New Statesman and the author of several books on feminism.
Laurie Penny Early life and education
Penny was raised in Lewes and Brighton before being born in London to two lawyers of Irish, Jewish, and Maltese ancestry. Penny battled anorexia as a kid and was admitted to the hospital at the age of 17. In their book Unspeakable Things, they discussed the event from a feminist viewpoint after they had recovered from the illness.
Prior to attending Wadham College in Oxford to study English, Penny attended the independent school Brighton College.
Laurie Penny Career
Launched in 2007, Penny’s blog “Penny Red” was nominated for the 2010 Orwell Prize for blogging and placed on the shortlist. In 2012, Penny went on to start writing columns for The Independent. She later worked as a contributing editor and writer for the New Statesman. They frequently contribute to The Guardian.
They broadcast the Channel 4 Dispatches show “Cashing in on Degrees” in April 2011.additionally made appearances on BBC Two’s Newsnight and Channel 4’s satirical current affairs program 10 O’Clock Live.
Penny was listed as one of the top 100 “people who matter” in 2012 by Tatler magazine. The Daily Telegraph ranked Penny as the 55th most influential left-winger in Britain in October 2012, calling her “without a doubt the loudest and most controversial female voice on the radical left”. The knowledge networking firm Editorial Intelligence also gave Penny its “Twitter Public Personality” award. Penny was a Harvard University Nieman Fellow in 2015, as was.
A number of Penny’s pieces have drawn controversy, including one she wrote in 2014 for the New Statesman in which she claimed that women’s short hair made a “political statement” and another she wrote in 2015 in which she defended the damage of the Monument to the Women of World War II.
Seven works, including Bitch Doctrine, Unspeakable Things, and Everything Belongs to the Future, were written by Penny. The first Bread and Roses Award for Radical Publishing, which was presented in 2012, shortlisted Penny’s book Penny Red: Notes from the New Age of Dissent. Bitch Doctrine: Essays for Dissenting Adults, their seventh book, was named to the 2018 Orwell Prize longlist.
Additionally, Penny has worked as a story editor on Carnival Row and contributed to episodes of The Haunting of Bly Manor on Netflix and The Nevers on HBO.
In 2015, Penny came out as polyamorous, pansexual, and genderqueer. They/them pronouns are preferred by Penny, who indicated this preference in 2020. She/her pronouns are also used, but they believe they are “less accurate”.
Penny got hitched in Los Angeles, California, in December 2020.
Complex post-traumatic stress disorder (CPTSD), according to Penny, has been diagnosed. both autism
Laurie Penny Awards & Nominations
- 2010: Orwell Prize for blogging, shortlist
- 2012: Bread and Roses Award, shortlist, Penny Red: Notes from the New Age of Dissent
- 2014: Red Women of the Year Award, blogger category, shortlist
- 2015: William Montalbano Nieman Fellow
- 2015: Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University
- 2017: John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, finalist
- 2018: American Society of Magazine Editors National Magazine Awards, Columns and Commentary category, finalist, for the columns “The Horizon of Desire”, “We’re All Mad Here: Weinstein, Women, and the Language of Lunacy”, and “The Unforgiving Minute.”
Laurie Penny Social Media
- Instagram handle: @lauriepenny
- Twitter handle: Laurie Penny (@PennyRed)
- TikTok handle: Laurie Penny
Laurie Penny Bibliography
- Meat Market: Female Flesh Under Capitalism (Zero Books, 2011)
- Penny Red: Notes from the New Age of Dissent (Pluto Press, 2011)
- Discordia: Six Nights in Crisis Athens (Random House, 2012)
- Cybersexism: Sex, Gender and Power on the Internet (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2013)
- Unspeakable Things: Sex, Lies, and Revolution (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2014)
- Everything Belongs to the Future (Tor.com, 2016)
- Bitch Doctrine: Essays for Dissenting Adults (Bloomsbury USA, 2017)
- Sexual Revolution : Modern Fascism and the Feminist Fightback (Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, 2022) ISBN 978-1526602213
Laurie Penny Net Worth
It’s estimated that Laurie Penny is worth between $1 million and $5 million.