Lynne Truss eBooks
Lynne Truss, best known for her humorous novels and non-fiction, was born in Surrey in 1955. She studied English at University College London, and has worked as a writer, critic, and broadcaster since 1977.
In addition to three novels, she has written six non-fiction books, numerous radio plays, and regular columns for several British newspapers and magazines. She has also worked as an editor at both Radio Times and the Times Higher Education Supplement.
Her freelance writing has mainly focused on arts and literature, though she has also written about other topics. Her work as a sports writer formed the basis for her latest book, 2009’s Get Her Off the Pitch.
Her most famous book, Eats, Shoots and Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation, was published in 2003. It was based on her BBC Radio 4 series, Cutting a Dash, and earned her Book of the Year awards in the United Kingdom and the United States. It has also led to several follow-up books, including an illustrated edition.
Truss is known for her comedic writing, and she earned critical praise for her novels. With One Lousy Free Packet of Seed, published in 1994, was her first book. This was followed by Tennyson’s Gift and Going Loco, published in 1996 and 1999, respectively. After the success of Eats, Shoots and Leaves, all three novels were reissued in 2004.
Her 2005 book, Talk to the Hand: The Utter Bloody Rudeness of Everyday Life, was serialized in The Times. Truss lives in Brighton and continues to write for newspapers, magazines, and radio.