About

Abigail Jones is an award-winning journalist and New York Times bestselling author in New York City. She is a Senior Writer at Newsweek, where she writes features and profiles for the magazine. She has received two Front Page Awards from the Newswomen’s Club of New York, one for best medicine/health reporting in 2017 for her cover story, “Cancer and Sex: Why Is Nobody Talking About It?” and one for best magazine interview in 2016 for her cover story, “Life After Eleven Years of Captivity, Rape and Torture: Michelle Knight’s Story.”

Previously, Abigail worked at the Forward, The Daily and The Atlantic, and freelanced widely. She co-authored the New York Times and #1 Boston Globe nonfiction bestseller “Restless Virgins: Love, Sex, and Survival in Prep School,” now a Lifetime Original Movie.

Jones was a 2014-2015 Ochberg Fellow in trauma journalism, and currently serves as a senior adviser to the Trust for Trauma Journalism. She also sits on the editorial board of the Dartmouth Alumni Magazine, where she is a regular contributor. She has an M.A. in arts and culture journalism from the Columbia Journalism School, an M.Sc. in creative writing from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, and a B.A. in English from Dartmouth College, where she played on the women’s varsity squash team for four years. She graduated from Milton Academy.