Laurie Penny leaves The Independent after nine months to rejoin New Statesman

Independent columnist Laurie Penny is leaving the paper after nine months to rejoin The New Statesman as contributing editor.

Penny joined The Independent earlier this year after being offered a full-time job as reporter and columnist but will return to the New Statesman at the beginning of November to write a column for the magazine and a weekly blog for  

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.”

New Statesman editor Jason Cowley added::

“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.”




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