21 May, 7.30pm
Deltona Library Auditorium, Florida
On Tuesday, May 21 at 7.30pm Geoff will be giving a reading followed by a Q & A and book signing at Deltona Library Auditorium, 2150 Eustace Ave, Deltona, 32720, Florida. Free/public invited. For more information 386-789-7207. This event is in conjunction with the Atlantic Center for the Arts where Geoff will be a Master Artist-in-Residence from 13 May-2 June 2013.
Emirates Airline Festival of Literature
Geoff will be taking part in the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature at the InterContinental Hotel, Dubai Festival City. For more information visit the festival website.
Tokyo International Literary Festival
Geoff will be taking part in the first Tokyo International Literary Festival, along with J M Coetzee, Junot Diaz, Pico Iyer and others. For more information visit the festival website.
20 February, 6-7.30pm
Goldsmiths Writers’ Centre
Goldsmiths College, London, UK
The Goldsmiths Writers’ Centre in association with the New Statesman presents Geoff Dyer in conversation with Professor Josh Cohen. Geoff will read from his work and reflect on the art of fiction. The even is free but click here to reserve a seat.
PLACE WEEKEND: Roots – Journeying Home
Aldeburgh, Suffolk, UK
Geoff Dyer will be taking part in this weekend exploration into the culture and meanings of place and, in particular, home. Find out more here.
10-13 and 17-20 January 2013
Key West Literary Seminar
Key West, Florida, US
Geoff Dyer will be doing several events at the Key West Literary Seminar which takes place across two long weekends. For more information visit KWLS.
2 October, 7pm
Geoff Dyer will be giving a reading free and open to the public at The Englert Theatre at 7pm on October 3rd, with a reception to follow. Dyer, who is teaching this semester in the Nonfiction Writing Program in the English Department at the University of Iowa is the winner of the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award for his collection of essays, Otherwise Known as the Human Condition, as well as the winner of the Somerset Maugham Prize. He has written authoritatively and with great originality and insight about such disparate subjects as photography (The Ongoing Moment), jazz (But Beautiful), memory and forgetting (The Missing of the Somme), literary obsession (Out of Sheer Rage) and most recently, film (Zona).
Port Eliot Festival
St Germans, Cornwall
Geoff will be doing two events at Port Eliot this year. Book tickets here.
3 July, 7pm
Tales from the War Zone: Martin Bell, Geoff Dyer, Ben Fountain, Patrick Hennessey
Intelligence Squared, Royal Institution
Albemarle Street, London W1
Book tickets here.
5 July, 6.30pm
The Great Gatsby: Geoff Dyer, Sarah Churchwell and others
London Literature Festival 2012, Southbank Centre, London
F Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby is a classic of 20th-century literature, and its themes of glamour, consumption and questionable morality are resonant in our own time. With the staged performance Gatz hitting the West End and a new film due for release shortly, writers, critics and theatre makers discuss the enduring appeal of the novel and the ways in which it has influenced their own work.
Book tickets here.
2 June, 7pm
Starlight Stage, Hay Festival
Geoff Dyer will be at the Hay Festival, UK, to talk about the Russian film director Andrei Tarkovsky’s masterpiece Stalker. Geoff will be showing clips from the film and reading from his recent book about it called Zona.
‘Few books about film feel like watching a film, but this one does. We sit with Dyer as he writes about Stalker, he captures its mystery and burnish, he prises it open and gets its glum majesty. As a result of this book, I know the film better, and care about Tarkovsky even more.’ Mark Cousins, author of THE STORY OF FILMContinue reading →
Geoff Dyer introduces this survey of Jacob Holdt’s photographs of America in the 1970s.Continue reading →
When William Gedney died in 1989 at the age of 56 he was little known except to a few colleagues and curators. This book, co-edited by Geoff Dyer, reveals Gedney’s remarkable photographs as well as writings by him.Continue reading →