Lyn Thomas is a writer, literary critic and academic. She is part-time Professor of Cultural Studies in the School of Media, Film and Music at Sussex University. Her published creative writing includes ‘Le Rendez-vous manqué – A Lewes Love Story’ in True Tales from the Old Hill (Frogmore Press, 2015) and ‘In Search of Pathways Past’ in New Pathways: A Psychogeography of Lewes, which she co-edited with Margaretta Jolly and Adam Whitehall.
She is the author of two books and numerous articles and chapters on the French writer Annie Ernaux: Annie Ernaux: An Introduction to the Writer and her Audience (Berg, 1999) and Annie Ernaux, à la première personne (Stock 2005). She has also published Fans, Feminisms and Quality Media (Routledge 2002) and two edited books: The Theory and Politics of Consuming Differently, with Kate Soper and Martin Ryle (Palgrave, 2009) and Religion, Consumerism and Sustainability: Paradise Lost? (Palgrave, 2011). She has published academic articles on topics including lifestyle TV and consumerism, Inspector Morse, the Archers audience, religion on TV, and Muslim and Irish communities in Britain. She was a member of the Feminist Review Editorial Collective from 1999 to 2012, and co-edited several issues, including Feminist Review 71: Fashion and Beauty with Lucy Bland, Nirmal Puwar, Rita Rupal and Merl Storr, (Palgrave Macmillan 2002).