Mary Norris began working at The New Yorker in 1978, and was a copy editor and proofreader at the magazine for over 30 years, mustering her skills in the service of such storied writers as Philip Roth, Pauline Kael, and George Saunders. She has also written for “The Talk of the Town” and newyorker.com on topics ranging from her cousin, U.S. Presidential hopeful Dennis Kucinich, to mudwrestling. She is best known for her pieces on pencils and punctuation. Her work has also appeared in The New York Times Book Review. Her first book, Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen, was a finalist in the 2016 Thurber Prize for American Humor. Originally from Cleveland, Norris lives in New York.
Mary Norris does for Greek and Greece what Cheryl Strayed did for hiking. Readers will long to follow in her footsteps.” — Ann Patchett