Geoff Dyer, Public Reading and Book Signing

Geoff Dyer, Public Reading and Book Signing

Geoff Dyer is widely considered one of the leading writers of his generation. According to the New York Times, “Mr. Dyer insouciantly mixes fiction and nonfiction, smuggling invented bits into the seams of his reported essays and stitching long threads of transparently autobiographical material into his novels.”  The New York Review of Books writes, “This prowling and capricious nature has produced one of the strangest bodies of work in contemporary letters.”   The Daily Beast calls him “absurdly versatile”, and the Los Angeles Times states that “he is always present, a defining intelligence, a tour guide to the inner life.”
 
Geoff Dyer is the author of four novels and numerous non-fiction books, which have won many literary awards and been translated into 24 languages. His books include four novels: Paris TranceThe SearchThe Colour of Memory, and Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi; a critical study of John Berger, Ways of Telling; two collections of essays, Anglo-English Attitudes and Working the Room; and many genre-defying books: But Beautiful, The Missing of the Somme, Out of Sheer Rage, Yoga For People Who Can’t Be Bothered To Do It, The Ongoing Moment, Zona, about Andrei Tarkovsky’s film StalkerAnother Great Day at Sea: Life Aboard the USS George H W Bush and White Sands: Experiences from the Outside World. He is the editor of John Berger: Selected Essays, Life with a Capital L: Selected Essays by D H Lawrence, and co-editor, with Margaret Sartor, of What Was True: The Photographs and Notebooks of William Gedney. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, an Honorary Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, and in 2015 was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Event Details

  • When: Wednesday, January 22, 6 p.m.
  • Where: Humanities Gateway 1030
  • Organizer: Julia Lupton (email)
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