Helen Lewis is a British journalist who works as a Staff Writer at the Atlantic magazine, based in London. She hosts the longform interview series The Spark on BBC Radio 4, and her history of feminism, Difficult Women, was published in February 2020. She was formerly deputy editor at the New Statesman and the 2018/19 Women in the Humanities Honorary Writing Fellow at Oxford University. She has also written for the Sunday Times magazine, British Elle, the New York Times, Vogue, the Financial Times, Stella, the Observer, the Times and the Guardian. She is a frequent panellist on Radio 4’s News Quiz. 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 a trustee of the Geddes Prize, and she was formerly chair of trustees at the Hackney-based rape and domestic violence charity, Nia, and deputy chair of Women in Journalism.