Lynne Truss began her writing life as a literary journalist, editing the books section of the Listener magazine between 1986 and1990. Since then she has kept a high profile as a journalist, writing for The Times as a critic, columnist and sportswriter (shortlisted for Sportswriter of the Year 1997); for Woman’s Journal (Columnist of the Year, 1996); and more recently as a regular book reviewer for the Sunday Times. She has published eleven books, including three novels, With One Lousy Free Packet of Seed, Tennyson’s Gift and Going Loco. Her continually popular book on punctuation, Eats, Shoots and Leaves, was the publishing phenomenon of 2003. Get Her Off the Pitch! (2009) is her account of her four years as a sportswriter.
She has also written many scripts for BBC Radio 4, including dramas, plays, sitcoms and talks. She appears regularly on the network presenting features and taking part in discussions. Most recently broadcast were three series of her comedy series Inspector Steine.