An Evening with David Sedaris
SHIPPENSBURG: Luhrs Center Presents “An Evening with David Sedaris”
With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America’s preeminent humor writers. He is the master of satire and one of today’s most observant writers addressing the human condition. Calypso, his latest collection of essays, is a New York Times best-seller, and a 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.
Beloved for his personal essays and short stories, David Sedaris has authored books that include Barrel Fever, Holidays on Ice, Naked, and Me Talk Pretty One Day. His pieces regularly appear in The New Yorker and have twice been included in “The Best American Essays.” In 2018, he was awarded the Terry Southern Prize for Humor, 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. He and his sister, Amy Sedaris, have collaborated under the name “The Talent Family” and have written half-a-dozen plays that have been produced at La Mama, Lincoln Center, and The Drama Department in New York City.