Mary Norris: From Comma Queen to Greek Geek [Melbourne]
Monday May 13, 2019 - 6:15 PM
The Wheeler Centre
176 Little Lonsdale Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000
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Glenda Judd & Linda D'Ornay
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About the Show
Copy editor and grammar nerd Mary Norris has seen the fabled linguistic traditions of the New Yorker up close – she’s been working at the magazine for 40 years, most famously as query proofreader and Comma Queen. That experience forms the backbone of her first book, Between You & Me. ‘I hope writers will see that we are not the enemy,’ she has said of her profession. ‘We love the language.’
We’re delighted to welcome Mary Norris back to Melbourne for a chat about her travels through Greek language, culture and art – hosted by Penny Modra.
Readings will be our bookseller for this event.