Mary Norris - Greek to Me: Adventures of the Comma Queen — in conversation with Deborah Tannen

Upcoming Event
Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Norris charmed and delighted readers with Between You & Me, her witty memoir about thirty years with The New Yorker’s fabled copy department. Her new book is an enthusiastic and thoroughly engaging paean to all things Greek. Part cultural primer, part travelogue, and part miscellany of fascinating Greek trivia, the book delves into the history of the Greek language and the surprising ways it has influenced English; retells the classical myths in fresh and intriguing ways, pointing out how Athena is a feminist icon; and recounts Norris’s travels through Greece, where she searched for Persephone while sampling ouzo, olives, and the deep blue landscapes. Norris will be in conversation with Deborah Tannen, author most recently of You’re the Only One I Can Tell, and is presented in partnership with the Greek Embassy.


5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Non Fiction
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ISBN: 9781324001270
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 2nd, 2019

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