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Sloane Crosley and Geoff Dyer in Conversation, Foyles, London
18th August 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sloane Crosley and Geoff Dyer come together in conversation at Foyles to talk about their latest books and the wit and wisdom that characterise both their work.
Sloane Crosley has written three bestselling essay collections (I was Told There’d Be Cake, How Did You Get This Number, and Look Alive Out There), two of which were shortlisted for the Thurber Prize for American Humour. Crosley is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair and was previously the contributing editor at Interview Magazine. She has written columns for The Village Voice, The Independent, Vanity Fair, The New York Observer, and elsewhere. She lives in New York City.
Sloane Crosley visits the UK to celebrate the release of her take on the literary rom-com, her new novel Cult Classic. A very funny sort of love story, Cult Classic asks what a dating history that can constantly be relived online means for the future of modern romance. With sharp and elegantly hilarious humour in the vein of Fran Lebowitz and a sense for the subtleties and blatant ironies of modern life and love similar to Patricia Lockwood, Sloane Crosley is totally herself.
Crosley wrote of Geoff Dyer’s latest work that The Last Days of Roger Federer ‘will rearrange the art on the walls of your memory so that you might see it again, as if for the first time.’ In this reflective and rejuvenating book, Dyer considers his own middle age by looking at the later years of some of history’s artists, musicians and sports stars. This is the ageless imagination at work of one of the greatest critics writing in English.
Geoff Dyer is an award-winning author of eleven non-fiction books and four novels, including Out of Sheer Rage, Yoga for People Who Can’t Be Bothered to Do It, and See/Saw. A fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Science, Dyer lives in Los Angeles, where he is Writer in Residence at the University of Southern California.
Tickets: £20 Book & Ticket, inc. a copy of Sloane Crosley’s Cult Classic (RRP £16.99) / £8 General Admission
Venue: The Auditorium (Level 6) at Foyles, 107 Charing Cross Road, London
The event will be followed by an audience Q&A and a book signing. Doors will open from 6:45pm.
For more information visit Foyles’ website.