Keith Houston
THE BOOK: A Cover-to-Cover Exploration of the Most Powerful Object of Our Time (W.W. Norton, 2016)
SHADY CHARACTERS: The Secret Life of Punctuation, Symbols, and Other Typographical Marks (W.W. Norton, 2013)

Keith Houston is the founder of the blog Shady Characters, where he writes about the unusual stories behind some well-known—and some rather more outlandish—marks of punctuation. By day, he writes medical visualization software for Toshiba. He is a graduate of the University of Edinburgh and lives in London.