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Margalit Fox

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I am a senior writer at The New York Times originally trained as a linguist, and I've been lucky enough to be able to combine my vocation with my avocation by writing narrative nonfiction books about language.

My new book, "The Riddle of the Labyrinth: The Quest to Crack an Ancient Code," the story of the race to decipher the mysterious Bronze Age script known as Linear B, will be published on May 14, 2013, by Ecco Press/HaperCollins. It is the real-life tale of obsession, a lost civilization, personal tragedy and the step-by-step detective work that goes into unraveling an unknown script from the ancient past.

My previous book is "Talking Hands: What Sign Language Reveals About the Mind" (Simon & Schuster, 2007).

I hold bachelor's and mas
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Though little recognized, Ms. Roundtree won advances for black people and women at the bar of justice, challenging the Jim Crow society she knew too well.
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A RAVE REVIEW FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES:

‘The Riddle of the Labyrinth,’ by Margalit Fox
By MATTI FRIEDMAN
Published: May 30, 2013

The events of the past grow more alien as our distance from them increases, receding until they become, finally, unknowable. U
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“Looking back, one can almost imagine them stalking through the wild with specimen bottles and outsize nets, in determined pursuit of the Ojibwa adverb or the Cherokee pronoun.”
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“A scholar’s worst enemy is his own mind. Facts are slippery things. Almost anything can be proved with them, if they are correctly selected. . . .”
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“After all, solving a jigsaw puzzle is no fun, if you know what the picture is in advance.”
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