Abigail Jones is a writer, editor and bestselling author in New York City. She is a Senior Writer at Newsweek, where she has written cover stories on the hypersexualization of tween girls and homophobia in figure skating. She has profiled Mariel Hemingway, Delia Ephron and Boston Marathon bombing victim Erika Brannock, and investigated Alzheimer’s disease, menthol cigarettes and self-harm art. Before joining Newsweek, she worked at the Forward, The Daily and The Atlantic, and freelanced widely. She also co-authored the New York Times non-fiction bestseller “Restless Virgins: Love, Sex, and Survival in Prep School,” now a Lifetime Original Movie.
She has an M.A. in Arts and Culture Journalism from the Columbia Journalism School, an M.S. in Creative Writing from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, and a B.A. in English from Dartmouth College. She graduated from Milton Academy. Born and raised near Boston, she plays squash and tennis, looks for any excuse to travel, and is the least-cool person living in SoHo you’ll ever meet.