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I have written the foreword for Laurie Penny’s new book PENNY RED, which is out in October from Pluto Press.  Here’s the book’s page.  It’s pre-orderable in the usual places.

In the space of a year, Laurie Penny has become one of the most prominent voices of the new left. This book brings together her diverse writings, showing what it is to be young, angry and progressive in the face of an increasingly violent and oppressive UK government.

All kinds of good stuff in there, including her interview with China Mieville.


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.

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