Slate’s Dear Prudence columnist, New York Times bestselling author, and co-founder of cult website The Toast, Daniel Lavery (previously Daniel Mallory Ortberg) brings the full force of his wit and literary depth to his latest genre-bending essay collection, Something That May Shock and Discredit You. Described as “literally the funniest person on the internet”, he joins Benjamin Law to reflect on a book that spans the Golden Girls, Lord Byron and searingly honest passages about his journey as a transgender man.

Daniel Lavery (International)

Daniel Lavery

Daniel Lavery (formerly Daniel Mallory Ortberg) is the 'Dear Prudence' advice columnist at Slate, the Co-Founder of The Toast, and the New York Times bestselling author of Texts From Jane Eyre and The Merry Spinster. Something That May Shock and Discredit You is his latest collection of essays about religion, pop culture and transition.

Benjamin Law (Australian)

Benjamin Law

Benjamin Law is a journalist, columnist, TV screenwriter and author of The Family Law, Gaysia: Adventures in the Queer East and Quarterly Essay 67: Moral Panic 101. The Family Law is also an award-winning TV series for SBS which Benjamin created and co-wrote over three seasons. His debut stageplay Torch the Place premiered at Melbourne Theatre Company earlier this year.