"Penny is re-inventing the language of dissent, delivering verbal taser-barbs to the left and right, and causing apoplexy among the old men in cardigans who run the British blogosphere." --Paul Mason, economics editor of BBC's Newsnight
"Cuts, sexism and riots, Laurie Penny's fresh and angry voice captures the moment and the important issues – highly recommended." --Polly Toynbee, columnist for The Guardian
“The recent protests around the world have yet to produce a print journalist capable of transmitting the energy and immediacy of the protesters. In large part due to the easy availability of citizen-produced non-print media, there has not been a writer whose words put you in the crowd facing off against the police or enjoying the camaraderie of a fellow protester. However, if I were to nominate such a writer for the job it would be the British journalist Laurie Penny.” -- Counterpunch
About the Author
Laurie Penny is a journalist, feminist, and political activist from London. She is a regular writer for the New Statesman and the Guardian, and has also contributed to the Independent, Red Pepper and the Evening Standard. She is the author of Meat Market: Female Flesh Under Capitalism (2011). She has presented Channel 4's Dispatches and been on the panel of the BBC's Any Questions. Her blog, 'Penny Red', was shortlisted for the Orwell prize in 2010.