Star of the BBC Radio 4 series, Natalie Haynes Stands Up for the Classics, Natalie brings her unique combination of ancient history and stand-up comedy to Sydney Writers’ Festival. Natalie spent 12 years as a comedian, before returning to her first love with her book, The Ancient Guide to Modern Life. Through the eyes of ‘the angriest man in the ancient world,’ the satirist Juvenal, Natalie reveals how the search for the meaning of life has stood the test of time.

Natalie Haynes (International)

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Natalie Haynes is a broadcaster and comedian and the author of The Amber Fury and The Ancient Guide to Modern Life. She also writes for the Guardian and The Independent. She has spoken widely on the modern relevance of the classical world. Her latest book The Children of Jocasta will be published in early May.