Lynsey Hanley writes regularly for the Guardian, the TLS, and the LRB blog, and has also written for the New Statesman, Prospect, Daily Telegraph, and Financial Times. Her first book was the critically acclaimed Estates: an Intimate History, a personal and social history of council housing in the UK. Her second book, Respectable: Crossing the Class Divide, was published by Penguin in 2017. In 2010 she wrote and presented a three-part essay series on class and social mobility, titled Wall in the Mind, for BBC Radio 4. She is a visiting research fellow at the Research Centre for Literature and Cultural History at Liverpool John Moores University, and an Honorary Researcher in Sociology at Lancaster University.