Lynne Truss began her writing life as a literary journalist, editing the books section of The Listener magazine between 1986 and 1990. Since then she has kept a high profile as a journalist, writing for The Times as a critic, columnist and sportswriter (shortlisted for Sportswriter of the Year 1997); for Woman's Journal (Columnist of the Year, 1996); and more recently as a critic for the Daily Mail and The Sunday Times, where she is a regular book reviewer. She has published six books, including three novels, With One Lousy Free Packet of Seed, Tennyson's Gift and Going Loco. Her book on punctuation, Eats, Shoots and Leaves, was the publishing phenomenon of 2003. She has also written many scripts for BBC Radio 4, including dramas, sitcoms and talks. She appears regularly on the network presenting features and taking part in discussions.
'A punctuation repair kit. Passionate and witty...fresh and funny.' Independent
'If Lynne Truss were Roman Catholic I'd nominate her for sainthood.' Frank McCourt
'I laughed, I howled, and I immediately wanted to join the militant wing of the Apostrophe Society. This is great stuff: genuine, heartfelt and rousing.' Jenny Colgan
'Enchanting, full of jokes and anecdotes and information. It makes you love punctuation; you want to conserve what is left and perhaps call for more of it.' Sunday Telegraph
'It can only be a matter of time before the government seizes the chance to appoint [Truss] minister for punctuation. The manifesto is already written.' Guardian
'Truss deserves to be piled high with honours.' John Humphrys, Sunday Times
'Worth its weight in gold.' Independent