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Author David Sedaris coming to Alpena in April

The Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library presents “An Evening with David Sedaris” at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 18 at the Alpena High School Auditorium.

Tickets are available for $25 for orchestra level and $15 for balcony level seating and may be purchased from Eventbrite or at the library. More information is available on the Alpena County Library’s website at www.alpenalibrary.org/authorevent.

Sedaris is a master of satire and one of today’s most observant writers addressing the human condition.

“Sedaris is one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers and has many devoted fans,” said Library Director Eric Magness-Eubank. “We sold over 100 tickets within two hours of them being placed on sale. People should not expect there to be tickets available at the door.”

Over 10 million copies of his books are in print and they have been translated into 25 languages. 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. “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. In March 2019, Sedaris 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 which have been produced at La Mama, Lincoln Center, and The Drama Department in New York City. Sedaris’s original audio pieces can often be heard on the public radio show This American Life. He has been nominated for three Grammy Awards for Best Spoken Word and Best Comedy Album. Since 2011, he can be heard annually on a series of live recordings on BBC Radio 4 entitled “Meet David Sedaris.”