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Daunts Bookshop, Marylebone, London
July 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Geoff will be at Daunts, Marylebone in London, to talk about his latest book The Last Days of Roger Federer.
In this endlessly stimulating investigation, Geoff Dyer sets his own encounter with late middle age against the last days and last achievements of writers, painters, athletes and musicians who’ve mattered to him throughout his life. With a playful charm and penetrating intelligence, he examines Friedrich Nietzsche’s breakdown in Turin, J.W. Turner’s paintings of abstracted light, John Coltrane’s cosmic melodies, Jean Rhys’s return from the dead (while still alive) and Beethoven’s final quartets. Oh, and there’s writing about Roger Federer and tennis too.
The author Michael Bracewell will be joining Geoff in conversation. Bracewell’s books are just as wide-ranging, beguiling and inspiring as Dyer’s. His non-fiction books include Souvenir, Re-Make/Re-Model and he made a very welcome return to fiction this year with the sublime Unfinished Business.
This is the perfect post-Wimbledon event – so do come and join us for a wonderful evening.
For more information visit the bookshop website HERE.