Critically acclaimed author and humourist David Sedaris returns to Australia for his fifth tour following on from the success of his best-selling book Calypso.
With four sold out Australian tours behind him, Sedaris will visit Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne and Canberra for a series of live performances filled with storytelling, life observations, unpublished tales, audience Q&As and his much-anticipated book signings.
Sedaris is a master of satire and one of today’s most observant writers addressing the human condition. Calypso, his latest collection of essays, is a The New York Times best seller and a The Washington Post Best Book of the Year. The audiobook of Calypso has been nominated for a 2019 Grammy in the Best Spoken Word Album category.
Calypso is Sedaris’ most deeply personal and darkly hilarious book, drawn from the author’s formidable powers of observation toward middle age and mortality. With his piercing power of observation and the ability to shock readers into laughter, Sedaris’ latest release is borne out of the moment when your own body betrays you and you realise that the story of your life is made up of more past than future.
Beloved for his personal essays and short stories, Sedaris is the author of Barrel Fever, Holidays on Ice, Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, When You Are Engulfed in Flames, Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls, and Theft By Finding: Diaries (1977-2002). His pieces regularly appear in The New Yorker and have twice been included in The Best American Essays.
A savant of razor-sharp and sardonic wit, don’t miss your opportunity to spend an evening with one of the world’s pre-eminent humour writers.