26 April 2010

Lady Gaga biography brings success for Helia

Helia Phoenix

Sheffield Web Journalism graduate Helia Phoenix is the author of the acclaimed new biography of Lady Gaga, the crazily dressed American singer and dancer currently selling millions of records.

Lady Gaga: Just Dance (Orion) is an unofficial biography, researched and written in her spare time by Helia, whose day job is working as website editor for the Welsh Assembly.

It has already sold more than 10,000 copies.

“It was hours and days and weeks of watching videos, listening to radio interviews, reading articles,” says Helia. “My journalistic training came in handy, though – tracing back quotes to their original sources was incredibly difficult."

Helia, who studied for the MA in Web Journalism at Sheffield in 2008-09 is a passionate and evangelical knitter, and has recently launched a knitting website.