Tim Soutphommasane: The Pleasures of Hate Mail

Tim Soutphommasane: The Pleasures of Hate Mail

Taking to the Lunchbox/Soapbox lectern once again, Tim Soutphommasane thumbs through the collection of nasty comments and hate mail he’s accumulated in his time as a columnist for The Guardian and The Weekend Australian.

From appalling grammar to apologetic wives, Soutphommasane shares his most humorous and memorable barbs while pondering the motivations of his snarky correspondents, and asking: why do they all seem to be named ‘Jeffery’?


Portrait of Tim Soutphommasane

Tim Soutphommasane

Tim Soutphommasane is a political theorist and human rights advocate. From 2013 to 2018 he was Race Discrimination Commissioner at the Australian Human Rights Commission. His previous books include Reclaiming PatriotismThe Virtuous CitizenDon’t Go Back To Where You Came From and I’m Not Racist But... He has been a columnist for the Age and the Weekend Australian.

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