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Hannah Jewell is a former senior writer at BuzzFeed UK, where she became known for her humour writing about gender and her satire of UK and US politics. She presented BuzzFeed's live 2016 election night show, which was watched by nearly 7 million people. Born in the UK, she grew up in California and did her undergraduate study at UC Berkeley in Middle East Studies, then moved to the UK for an MPhil in International Relations and Politics at Cambridge. Hannah is now pop culture host for the Washington Post.

Hannah’s first book, 100 Nasty Women of History combines her background in history and politics with her love of the internet to write about remarkable women of the past with an accessible, hilarious (and sometimes sweary) style. It was published by Hodder & Stoughton in the UK in 2017 and by Sourcebooks in the US in 2018 as She Caused a Riot.

Praise for 100 Nasty Women of History

'Because 100 Nasty Women is so easy to read and witty, I didn't expect it to be the life changing, important book that I'm discovering it to be'. -- Philippa Perry

Her second book, We Need Snowflakes will be published by Hodder & Stoughton in 2022.


In Defence of the Sensitive, The Angry and The Offended

Is today’s youth over sensitive, mollycoddled and intellectually pathetic? Does the scourge of political correctness threaten the very fabric of our nations?

Yes, and yes! comes the cry of the incensed politician, columnist, comedian, disgruntled father, and baby boomer.

Dubbed the ‘snowflake generation’, these hypersensitive cowards are up in arms about silly things like bathrooms smeared with faeces in the shape of Swastikas, climate change, and statues of colonisers being kept in their natural habitats of universities and town squares. They make obstinate requests like wondering if a vegan option might be available, or if you could (please) use their correct pronouns.

In response to this outrage, writer and Washington Post pop culture host Hannah Jewell has decided to write a book to explain why being a snowflake might not be a bad thing. It might even make the world a better place.

Subversive, provocative and very funny, Hannah explains how, shockingly, despising the generation that comes after your own isn’t actually a new thing, and why it’s good for students (and indeed the rest of us) to kick off. She shows how you can instill resilience in children without having to live through a war or be made to eat octopus; and provides a handy guide to how you – yes, you! – can also become a snowflake and help to make the world a kinder, more empathetic place.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: We Need Snowflakes (Hodder and Stoughton, UK, 2022); 100 Nasty Women of History (Hodder and Stoughton, UK, 2017); She Caused a Riot (Sourcebooks, US, 2018).