Humorist David Sedaris scheduled for Clowes in April

Butler University is keeping its population literate. And amused.

Author and master of satire David Sedaris is scheduled to come to Clowes Memorial Hall April 24.

Joshua Lingenfelter, director of marketing at Clowes said this is Sedaris’ second visit to Clowes in the last few years.

“He’s a very witty, engaging story teller with a great following,” Lingenfelter said.

Sedaris is the author of seven books, including his most recent, “Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Beastiary.” The book puts a modern twist on Aesop’s fables. Faithful readers will remember his past hits as well, such as “Me Talk Pretty One Day,” which caused Time magazine to name him “Humorist of the Year,” and “Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim,” which hit No. 1 on the New York Times’ non-fiction, best-seller list.

“I’ve embarrassed myself more than once in public by laughing so hard I cried while reading Sedaris’ work,” Nicole Gilbertson, a senior marketing major, said. “I can’t wait for him to get here so I can tell him in person how much I’ve enjoyed my public tears of laughter.”

Sedaris’ books put a twist on just about everything. His humorist writing has earned him awards, honorary degrees and a Grammy nomination—for his audiobook version of “Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim.”

Sedaris wasn’t available for an interview this week.

With visiting writers this year including John Green and “The Wire” writer Richard Price, the university has included a solid lineup of big-name literary figures for students to enjoy.

Tickets are $40, $50 or $55.

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