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Fran Lebowitz

Celebrated author, humourist and contrarian Fran Lebowitz, beloved for her sardonic brand of cultural commentary, brings her bracing wit to Sydney for an evening of candid conversation about cultural nostalgia.

“Success didn't spoil me. I was always insufferable.”

Fran Lebowitz

Purveyor of urban cool, witty chronicler

Join Vanity Fair  Contributing Editor Fran Lebowitz for a wisecracking conversation on about cultural nostalgia. Known for writing that is forthright and unapologetically opinionated, her essays and interviews offer her views on current events and the media – as well as her many dislikes, including adults who roller skate, children who speak French, or anyone who is unduly tanned. Bringing insights from friendships with some of the most influential figures of our time - Warhol, Toni Morrison, Martin Scorscese - Fran is an authority on how culture is shaped and how it is changed.

Join this professional New Yorker for a talk and extended Q&A for a session full of quick wit and cutting observation.

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