Over the last decade and a half Alain de Botton has carved a niche for himself as the world's pre-eminent evangelist of popular philosophy. From architecture to love to work to travel - all tied together by an enduring faith in the power of curiosity and intellectual thought - de Botton's is a philosophy for the modern age, and the people that inhabit it.
The great man will soon be gracing our shores and (thanks to the fine folks at The Wheeler Centre in Melbourne and the Sydney Opera House) we have a couple of double passes to give away. Email here with your name and address before January 27 to enter.
Alain's tour dates:
Melbourne: (presented by The Wheeler Centre) Tuesday February 21, Melbourne Town Hall. Time: 7.30pm. Tickets: start at $20 or $12 concession, limited release now available from The Wheeler Centre. Additional seats to be released on February 3.
Sydney: Thursday February 23, Sydney Opera House. Time: 7pm. Tickets: start at $35 from the Sydney Opera House Box Office.
Brisbane: Friday February 24, Conservatorium Theatre, Griffith University. Time: 5.30pm (for a 6pm start) and 7.30pm (for an 8pm start). Tickets: start at $27 or $24 concession from Coldrake's.