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Laurie Penny rejoins the New Statesman

The columnist returns.

Laurie Penny

Laurie Penny is rejoining the New Statesman in the new position of contributing editor.

From the beginning of November, she will write a column for the magazine and a weekly blog for NewStatesman.com.  

Laurie Penny said: “It has been an honour and a privilege to work with the Independent over the past nine months, but I am delighted to be rejoining the New Statesman as Contributing Editor. The decision to leave the Independent was a difficult one but this new role offers me a chance to move my writing in a new direction. I am extremely excited to be back at my old stable.”

Jason Cowley, the New Statesman's editor, said: “I’m delighted Laurie is coming back to the NS. She is one of the outstanding talents of her generation and I’ve missed her voice. She will write a column for the magazine and a weekly blog.”

For more details, please contact Charlotte Simmonds on charlotte.simmonds@newstatesman.co.uk