Lynne Truss

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Lynne Truss is a British writer best known for her 2003 book about grammar, Eats, Shoots and Leaves.

Truss was born in Surrey in 1955, and studied English at University College London. She began her career in 1977, working as a sub-editor at Radio Times. From there, she moved to the Times Higher Education Supplement, where she was a deputy editor until 1986.

She worked as a freelance writer, as well, from 1978. Much of her journalism focused on arts and literature, but was also well regarded for her sports writing and television criticism. She continues to work as a book reviewer for the Sunday Times.

Truss’ first published book was the comic novel, With One Lousy Free Packet of Seed. The 1994 novel, which was reissued in 2004, was a take on celebrity journalism. She wrote two additional novels, Tennyson’s Gift, published in 1996, and Going Loco, published in 1999, both of which were also reissued in 2004.

Along with her humorous fiction, Truss has written six non-fiction books. Eats, Shoots and Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation was an award-winning best seller. Her follow-up, 2005’s Talk to the Hand, was a similar approach to what Truss termed ‘the utter bloody rudeness of everyday life’. Her latest book, Get Her Off the Pitch, was published in 2009 and relates her experience as a sports journalist.

Truss also works as a broadcaster. Her BBC Radio 4 series, Cutting a Dash, was the inspiration for Eats, Shoots and Leaves. She has also written a number of radio plays and monologues for the BBC.

 

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