Lynne Truss is a British writer and journalist. She is an authority on punctuation, having written a popular book on the subject.
She is the author of three novels and numerous radio comedy dramas, and she spent six years as the television critic of The Times, followed by four years as a sports columnist for the same newspaper. She won Columnist of the Year for her work for Women's Journal. Truss also hosted Cutting a Dash, a popular BBC Radio 4 series about punctuation. She now reviews books for the Sunday Times and is a familiar voice on BBC Radio 4. Her book Eats, Shoots and Leaves (November 2003), about punctuation, became a bestseller in both Britain and the United States. The "Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation" that is Eats, Shoots & Leaves is a rallying call for punctuation "sticklers" of the world. "Sticklers unite!"