VJ Books Presents Author David Sedaris!
David Sedaris was born (December 26, 1956) in Johnson City, New York. He was raised in Raleigh, North Carolina. Sedaris briefly attended Western Carolina University before transferring to and dropping out of Kent State University in 1977. He moved to Chicago in 1983 and graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1987.
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 is a 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards Nominee for Best Spoken Word Album.
He is the author of the New York Times-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 ten million copies of his books in print and they have been translated into 29 languages.
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. Photo credit: Ingrid Christie.
David Sedaris Bibliography
Barrel Fever - 1994
- Naked - 1997
- Holidays on Ice - 1997
- Santaland Diaries and Season's Greetings - 1998
- Me Talk Pretty One Day - 2000
- Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim - 2004
- Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules - editor, 2005
- When You Are Engulfed in Flames - 2008
- Holidays on Ice - 2008
- Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary - 2010
- Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls 2013
- Theft & Finding - 2017
- Calypso - May 2018
David Sedaris Awards
- Randy Shilts Award for Gay Non-Fiction from Publishing Triangle in 1998
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