Helen Russell  is a British journalist and bestselling author.

Formerly the editor of MarieClaire.co.uk, she now lives in Denmark and works as a Scandinavia correspondent for the Guardian, as well as writing a column on Denmark for the Telegraph and features for The Times, The Observer, Stylist, Metro, Grazia, The Wall Street Journal and The Independent.

She is the author of The Year of Living Danishly (Icon 2015) which spurred international interest in the Danish concept of hygge.  Her new book Leap Year: how to make big decisions, be more resilient and change your life for good will be published in December 2015 by Two Roads.

Helen is married with one son and a very scruffy dog.

Praise for The Year of Living Danishly:

'A hugely enjoyable romp through the pleasures and pitfalls of setting up home in a foreign land' PD Smith, Guardian

‘A lovely mix of English sensibility and Danish pragmatism. Helen seems to have understood more about the Danish character than I have!’ Sandi Toksvig.

‘Russell is possessed of a razor-sharp wit and a winning self-deprecation,’ The Independent