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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