Date(s) - 05/03/2016
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
UCLA, Royce Hall
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Back by popular demand, David Sedaris returns to Royce Hall for another winning evening at the podium featuring anecdotes, works-in-progress and readings from recent and popular books. Sedaris is a perennial crowd pleaser whose unassuming charm and wry humor has won him legions of avid readers worldwide. Don’t miss it.
For every US tour, Sedaris recommends a book by another writer. This evening he will be discussing the New York Times Bestseller Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America by Jill Leovy—a startling examination of unsolved murders in African-American neighborhoods. We are pleased to announce that Leovy will be joining Sedaris onstage for the beginning of the evening, and will read an excerpt from her book. Copies of Ghettoside will be available, along with Sedaris’ own works.
Sedaris is the author of Barrel Fever and Holidays on Ice, as well as collections of personal essays, Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, When You Are Engulfed in Flames, and his most recent book, Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls, each of which became an immediate bestseller.
The audio version of Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls was a 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards Nominee for Best Spoken Word Album. He is the author of the NYT-bestselling collection of fables entitled Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary (with illustrations by Ian Falconer). He was also the editor of Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules: An Anthology of Outstanding Stories. Sedaris’s pieces appear regularly in The New Yorker and have twice been included in “The Best American Essays.” There are a total of 7 million copies of his books in print and they have been translated into 25 languages.