Grammarian Names Waugh Favorite Writer

British writer and grammarian Lynne Truss has named Evelyn Waugh her favorite writer. This is in an interview in today’s “One Minute With…” column¬†in the i¬†Newspaper, as reposted on PressReader. Truss is probably best known for her 2003 book¬†Eats, Shoots &¬†Leaves:¬†The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation. Here’s an excerpt from the interview:

Q. Who is your favorite author and why do you admire him/her?

A. Evelyn Waugh. Although I hate his snobbery, I love his economy of style, and his dialogue. There is a audiobook of his Decline and Fall read by Michael Maloney that I’ve listened to half-a-dozen times: it still makes my laugh and laugh.

 

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