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David Sedaris: ​​A Carnival of Snackery

'When the pandemic hit, my first thought wasn’t Oh, those poor dying people but What about my airline status?'

There’s only so many times you can you hear ‘we’re all in this together’ before it starts to ring hollow. This is the point when we need the satirist to step in, ready and willing to admit that sometimes… he’s just thinking about himself. Enter David Sedaris. 

A Carnival of Snackery is the renowned humorist’s new, wickedly funny volume of diaries. Picking up where Theft By Finding left off, it’s a bemused and biting account of his everyday observations from 2003 to 2020, touching on everything from living through political chaos to the perfect dirty dinner party joke.

At once mischievous and poignant, bitter and sweet, Sedaris’s humour is a breath of fresh air. Joining us from his home in New York City, Sedaris turns to his most perplexing subject yet: the world right now. In conversation with Sami Shah, they’ll cut through the platitudes and unearth the truths we’re all thinking, but don’t dare to admit. 

Leave your worries off-screen, and settle in for an evening with the man who knows how to see the funny side of absolutely anything.

The online bookseller for this event is Hill of Content

This event takes place online and is available on demand from Thursday 14 October 6.30pm AEDT, until Thursday 21 October 6.30pm AEDT.

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Portrait of David Sedaris

David Sedaris

With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America's pre-eminent humor writers. The great skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness proves that Sedaris is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today.

Portrait of Sami Shah

Sami Shah

Sami Shah is a multi-award winning comedian, writer, journalist and broadcaster.

Sami's comedy has won the Best Local Act at the 2013 Perth International Comedy Festival, and Best Comedy at 2016 Fringe World. He’s performed multiple sold-out runs at comedy festivals across Australia, as well as in London’s Soho Theatre. Sami has been a frequent guest on The Project, and also appeared on QI with Stephen Fry

Postcards From Abroad

When we’ve been apart for so long, there’s a lot to catch up on. We’re reopening the borders of the written word and reigniting global cultural conversation, with a series of longform video postcards, featuring the most exciting names in international literature. 

In these intimate conversations, the world’s boldest creative voices discuss their latest books and projects. Be transported to far-flung places, be exposed to unfamiliar perspectives, and discover new ideas.