Come along with internet darling Daniel Lavery as he lifts the lid on his writing life and Dear Prudence, a collection of the weirdest and wildest questions received during his tenure as Slate’s agony aunt. Filled with his always sympathetic, thoughtful and good-humoured advice, it offers a good dose of sense and compassion in an increasingly wonky world. Daniel reveals the secrets to dispensing wise counsel and talks about his broader career as the co-founder of legendary website The Toast and a New York Times–bestselling author. In conversation with Mon Schafter.

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Daniel Lavery (International)

Daniel Lavery

Daniel Lavery is the cofounder of The Toast, served as Slate's Dear Prudence from 2016–2021, and the author of Something That May Shock and Discredit You.

Mon Schafter (Australian)

Mon Schafter

Mon Schafter is a Walkley Award-winning journalist and presenter and the co-host of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade on ABC TV. Mon has told countless stories for ABC TV’s 7.30 and Hungry Beast, and hosts the ABC podcast Innies + Outies, featuring uniquely Australian stories about coming out or staying in. Mon is the Content Lead of ABCQueer and the co-chair of LGBTQIA+ youth support service Twenty10.