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David Sedaris Interview

Re-posted from Fear No Art Chicago

Fear No ART Chicago welcomes author David Sedaris for its inaugural site podcast. Click on the podcast below to listen to host Elysabeth Alfano’s interview with Mr. Sedaris, discussing his newest book, “Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary”, his years living in Chicago and his advice for young authors. [Click on Fear No Art Chicago link above for the podcast]

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David Sedaris (born December 26, 1956) is a Grammy Award-nominated American humorist, writer, comedian, bestselling author, and radio contributor.

Sedaris was first publicly recognized in 1992 when National Public Radio broadcast his essay “SantaLand Diaries”. He published his first collection of essays and short stories, Barrel Fever, in 1994. His next five subsequent essay collections, Naked (1997), Holidays on Ice (1997), Me Talk Pretty One Day (2000), Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim (2004), and When You Are Engulfed in Flames (2008), have become New York Times Best Sellers. In 2010, he released another collection of stories Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary.

As of 2008, his books have collectively sold seven million copies. Much of Sedaris’s humor is autobiographical and self-deprecating, and often concerns his family life, his middle class upbringing in the suburbs of Raleigh, North Carolina, Greek heritage, various jobs, education, drug use, homosexuality, and his life in France with his boyfriend, Hugh Hamrick.