Laurie Penny is a journalist, author, feminist, socialist, utopian, general reprobate and troublemaker. Lives in a little hovel room somewhere in London, mainly eating toast and trying to set the world to rights. Drinks too much tea. Has still not managed to quit smoking. Regular writer for New Statesman, the Guardian and the Independent. Author of Meat Market (Zer0 Books, 2011) and Penny Red (Pluto Press, 2011).