Helen Russell is a British journalist, author and speaker.

Starting off as a researcher for The Sunday Times, Helen went on to work as features writer on Take a Break and deputy editor at AllAboutYou.com. She then worked as features editor for Top Sante and on new launches for Tatler Asia, Grazia and Sky.

Helen joined Marie Claire as editor of marieclaire.co.uk in 2010 and was BSME-shortlisted in 2011 and 2012.

She now writes for magazines and newspapers around the world, including Stylist, The Times, Grazia, Metro, and The Wall Street Journal. Helen is a correspondent for The Guardian, has written a column for The Telegraph and is also available for commissions.

Helen’s first book, The Year of Living Danishly – Uncovering the Secrets of the World’s Happiest Country was published in 2015 by Icon and is now a bestseller, published in 20 countries worldwide. Her second book, Leap Year, was published by Two Roads/John Murray (2016) and her debut novel, Gone Viking, was published by Ebury in 2018.

The Atlas of Happiness is published by Two Roads/John Murray 1st November 2018.

She is represented by Anna Power at Johnson & Alcock and A-Speakers.

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