Lin Sampson is a South African journalist who was born in Sri Lanka and educated in England. She has lived all over the world and was the editor of The Athens News. She was most recently a regular columnist for the Sunday Times LifeStyle magazine. Sampson has also written for London Sunday Times, Tatler, The Independent, Harper’s & Queen, Spectator, Telegraph, Guardian, Fair Lady, Style and Femina. In 2005 she published Now You’ve Gone and Killed Me, a collection of columns dating back to 1982 and with a foreword written by Rian Malan. Sampson is based in Cape Town.