The Sense of Style
Does writing well matter in an age of instant communication? Drawing on the latest research in linguistics and cognitive science, Steven Pinker’s The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century explains why style still matters: in communicating effectively, in earning a reader’s trust and, not least, in adding beauty to the world.
Steven is an award-winning cognitive scientist, public intellectual and Professor of Psychology at Harvard University. His bestselling books include The Language Instinct and Words and Rules. This is a European City of Science event presented in partnership with The University of Manchester. The event will be chaired by Professor Daniel M. Davis, author of The Compatibility Gene.