Kory Stamper (New York City; korystamper.wordpress.com), is a lexicographer at Merriam-Webster, America’s oldest dictionary company, and an author. In addition to writing definitions, she appears in Merriam-Webster’s online video series at merriam-webster.com, and writes and speaks on the role of language and dictionaries in society. Her blog about dictionaries, Harmless Drudgery, has been mentioned in The Paris Review and The New York Times. Her debut book, Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries, is being released by Pantheon/Knopf in the spring of 2017.
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