David Sedaris is known for being one of America’s most celebrated satirists and humour writers. He is also the star of his largely popular Radio 4 series ‘Meet David Sedaris’.
Sedaris has now announced new tour dates for 2024, beginning with two nights at London’s Festival Hall on 4th & 5th July and finishing at Brighton’s Dome on 13th July. Throughout the tour, he will read new and unpublished stories, take questions from the audience and sign books while meet his audience.
Through his work, Sedaris has provoked us to consider the absurdities of human nature and modern life: family, travel, relationships, aging, the pandemic, political upheavals, and of course roadside trash! He is capable at making us laugh, think and be deeply moved, all simultaneously.
Sedaris also wrote the New York Times best-sellers 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 Calypso. He is also the author of The Best of Me which collects 42 previously published stories and essays. Sedaris’ Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary is a collection of fables with illustrations by Ian Falconer.
Other work by Sedaris includes being the editor of Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules: An Anthology of Outstanding Stories. His pieces regularly appear in The New Yorker and have twice been included in “The Best American Essays.” The two volumes of his diaries, Theft By Finding: Diaries (1977-2002) and A Carnival of Snackery, Diaries (2003-2020) were New York Times bestsellers. An art book of Sedaris’s diary covers, David Sedaris Diaries: A Visual Compendium, was edited by Jeffrey Jenkins. His most recent book, Happy-Go-Lucky, debuted at No.1 on the New York Times bestseller list. The audio version of Happy-Go-Lucky, also narrated by Sedaris, won the 2023 Audie Award. His next book is set to be a short graphic novel for children titled Pretty Ugly (TOON Books, February 27, 2024).
He has released an impressive amount of book, with over 16 million copies of his books in print which have been translated into 32 languages. He has been awarded the Terry Southern Prize for Humor, Thurber Prize for American Humor, Jonathan Swift International Literature Prize for Satire and Humor, Time 2001 Humorist of the Year Award, as well as the Medal for Spoken Language from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In March 2019 he was elected as a member into the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 2020 the New York Public Library voted Me Talk Pretty One Day one of the 125 most important books of the last 125 years.
UK 2024 Tour Dates:
Fri 4th & Sat 5th LONDON – Royal Festival Hall
Mon 6th BRISTOL – Beacon
Tues 9th MANCHESTER – Bridgewater Hall
Wed 10th EDINBURGH – Usher Hall
Fri 12th CAMBRIDGE – Corn Exchange
Sat 13th BRIGHTON – Dome