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Patricia T. O'Conner

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Patricia T. O'Conner
Patricia T. O’Conner (born February 19, 1949) is the author of five books about the English language. A former editor at The New York Times Book Review, she appears monthly on WNYC as the "word maven" for The Leonard Lopate Show. She has written extensively for The New York Times, including On Language columns, book reviews, and articles for the op-ed page and the Week in Review section. She and Stewart Kellerman, her husband and co-author of several books and articles, answer questions about the English language on The Grammarphobia Blog. She graduated from Grinnell College in 1971 with a BA in philosophy, and received an honorary degree from Grinnell in 2006.
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