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18 September

Brooklyn Book Festival, New York, 5pm

Geoff returns to this year’s Brooklyn Book Festival to talk about his new book White Sands and to defend his title as winner of the Brooklyn Book Festival pingpong championship. For more information click here.

PAST EVENTS

10 September

Geoff Dyer and James Wood: Englishness, Europe, Brexit and Class, NALF – Norsk-Amerikansk litteraturfestival, Oslo, 3.30pm

Geoff will be taking part in this year’s Norwegian-American Literary Festival in Oslo. For more information click here.

12 August

The Bookshop, 7 Greyfriars Garden, St Andrews, 7.45pm

Geoff will be discussing his new book White Sands: Experiences from the Outside World. For more information click here.

13 August

Edinburgh International Book Festival, Garden Theatre, 5.45pm

Geoff will be returning to the Edinburgh Festival to discuss his new book White Sands: Experiences from the Outside World. For more information and to book tickets click here.

16 August

The Boys, ICA, London, 6.45pm

Geoff will be introducing this screening of the Australian film The Boys (1998), directed by Rowan Woods, with a soundtrack by The Necks. For more information click here.

25 August

Adelaide Writers’ Week, Scott Theatre, Australia, 7pm

Geoff will be at the Adelaude Writers’ Week to discuss his new book White Sands: Experiences from the Outside World. For more information and to book tickets click here.

27 August

Melbourne Writers Festival, Australia, 10am

Geoff will be returning to the Melbourne Writers Festival to discuss his new book White Sands: Experiences from the Outside World. For more information and to book tickets click here.

21 July

The Photographers’ Gallery, London, 6.30pm

The Story Behind a Photograph
Geoff will be discussing one single photograph in this ongoing series of talks at The Photographers’ Gallery. For more information click here.

28-31 July

Port Eliot Festival, St Germans, Cornwall

Geoff will be appearing at this year’s Port Eliot Festival. For more information click here.

27 June – 1 July

White Sands as Book of the Week, BBC Radio 4, 9.45am

Geoff’s new book White Sands is the BBC Radio 4’s Book of the Week every day at 9.45 am from June 27 – July 1st. Don’t miss it! Find out more information here.

29 June

London Review Bookshop, London, WC1, 7pm

Geoff will be discussing his new book White Sands: Experiences from the Outside World with Gareth Evans, curator of film at the Whitechapel Gallery. To book tickets click here.

5 July

Bristol Festival of Ideas, Waterstones, Bristol, 7pm

Geoff will be discussing his new book White Sands: Experiences from the Outside World. For more information click here.

13 June

House of Speakeasy at Joe’s Pub, New York, 7.00pm

Geoff will be giving a talk and discussing his new book, White Sands. For more information and tickets visit their website.

15 June

McNally Jackson, New York, 7.00pm

Geoff will be discussing his new book, White Sands. For more information visit their website.

16 June

The Getty Center, Los Angeles, 7.00pm

Harold M. Williams Auditorium
Geoff will be discussing his new book, White Sands, with Steve Martin. Tickets are free but advance reservations are recommended. Call (310) 440-7300 or visit the Getty Center’s website.

19 June

The Very Thought of It: Ideas and Literature, The Conference Centre at The British Library, London, 11.30am-12.45pm

Geoff, author of works including Jeff In Venice and Death in Varanasi, and Marina Warner, author of Stranger Magic, are two of our most original and distinctive writers, each with a fascination for ideas – not in the abstract, but as they affect lives and instigate change. Both have produced genre-defying works of fiction and non-fiction that explore the connections between imagination and reality, place and identity, story and myth. In this conversation with fellow novelist, academic, and campaigner for free expression, Lisa Appignanesi, they will discuss the future of a literature that dissects and thrives on ideas. To book tickets and find out more click here.

19 June

Stalker by Andrei Tarkovsky, introduced by Geoff Dyer, Curzon Cinema, Soho, London, 3pm

Geoff will be introducing this screening of Tarkovsky’s film Stalker, which was the subject and inspiration of his book Zona: A Book about a Film about a Journey to a Room. To book tickets click here.

20 June

51×15:, The Tabernacle, Notting Hill, London, 7pm

Geoff will be taking part in another 5×15 event. In case you missed it, here’s Geoff’s earlier 5×15 talk about The Quiet Carriage. For tickets click here.

3-5 June

Calabash Literary Festival, Treasure Beach, Jamaica

Geoff will be discussing his new book, White Sands. For more information visit the festival’s website.

5 May

UC Riverside/Palm Desert Arts & Lectures, 6.30pm

Geoff will be discussing his new book, White Sands. For more information and to RSVP visit their website.

11 May

New York Public Library, New York 12pm

NYPL Books at Noon
Geoff will be discussing his new book, White Sands. There will also be a book signing.

11 May

Strand Bookstore, New York, 7.00pm

Geoff will be discussing his new book, White Sands. For more information visit the Strand Bookstore’s website.

12 May

Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn, 7.30pm

Geoff will be discussing his new book, White Sands. For more information visit the BPL’s events calendar.

17 May

Los Angeles Public Library, Los Angeles

Thinking Aloud with Geoff Dyer and Jonathan Lethem
For more information about this event visit the LA Public Library’s ALOUD website.

19 May

Book People, Austin, Texas, 7.00pm

Geoff will be discussing his new book, White Sands. For more information visit Book People’s website.

23 May

Louisville Free Public Library, Louisville, Kentucky

Geoff will be discussing his new book, White Sands. For more information visit Louisville Free Public Library’s website.

24 May

Book Smart, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Geoff will be discussing his new book, White Sands. For more information visit Book Smart’s website.

25 May

City Arts & Lectures, Nourse Hall, San Francisco, CA, 7.30pm

Geoff will be discussing his new book, White Sands with Pico Iyer. After their conversation Geoff and Pico will be playing a ping pong match. For more information visit City Arts & Lectures’ website.

26 May

Town Hall, Seattle, Washington, 7.30pm

Geoff will be discussing his new book, White Sands with David Shields. For more information visit Town Hall’s website.

9-10 April

LA Times Festival of Books, Los Angeles

Geoff will be appearing at this year’s LA Times Festival of Books in Los Angeles. For more information visit the festival’s website.

10 March

T.C. Boyle and Geoff Dyer Jukebox Event at USC Dornsife, University Campus, Los Angeles

Please join the Department of English for a reading and musical event with Writer-in-Residence T.C. Boyle and Writer-in-Residence Geoff Dyer, featuring music from the USC Thornton School of Music. For more information visit USC’s event calendar.

1 April

AWP, Los Angeles

Geoff will be taking part in two events at this year’s AWP Conference in Los Angeles. At 3.00pm he, Leslie Jamison and Maggie Nelson will be talking about their work with Graywolf publisher Fiona McCrae. Find out more information about this event here.

At 8.30pm he will be in conversation with Jonathan Lethem and Eula Bliss. For more information about this event sponsored by USC Dornsife English & PhD in Creative Writing and Literature click here.

24 February, 7.00-8.30pm

Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, Arizona

The Ten Most Exciting Photographers I Learned About This Year
Geoff will be talking about ten photographers he has discovered during the past year. This event will be held at Phoenix Art Museum in Whiteman Hall and is free and open to the public. Registration is not required, but please RSVP since seating is limited. For more info visit the museum’s website.

13 October, 7.00pm

Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Geoff will be giving the Great Authors Lecture at the Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, Michigan. His talk is entitled “Remarks on the Land and the “Marks” Made on it”. To find out more and book tickets visit the Frederik Meijer Gardens website.

18 October

Texas Book Festival, Austin, Texas

Geoff will be taking part at the Texas Book Festival in Austin, Texas, talking about his essay on not having children which appears in Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed: Sixteen Writers on the Decision Not to Have Kids. For more information visit the festival website.

21 July, 7.30pm

The Banff Center, Banff, Canada

Geoff will be talking about his work at the Banff Center as part of the Centre’s Literary Journalism program. For more info visit The Banff Center’s website.

2 July, 7.00pm

Shakespeare & Co, 37 rue de la Bûcherie, 75005 Paris

Geoff will be reading at Shakespeare & Co in Paris in an event in collaboration with NYU Creative Writing Program.
The event is free. For more info visit Shakespeare & Co’s website or call 00 33 (0) 1 43 25 40 93.

11 May, 7.30pm

Cullen Theater, Wortham Center, Houston, Texas

Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series

Join Geoff for this interview and book signing. You can also submit your questions in advance. For more information click here.

16 April, 7.30pm

Michener Center for Writers, Austin, Texas

Geoff will be reading at the Michener Center for Writers in Austin. The event will take place at the Avaya Auditorium, POB 2.302 on campus. Geoff is Visiting Professor at the Michener Center for Writers in Spring 2015. For more information click here.

19 April, 4.45pm

Screening of Mirror by Andrei Tarkovsky

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Ritz, Austin, Texas
Geoff will be introducing this screening of Andrei Tarkovsky’s film, Mirror. For more information click here.

26 March, 7-8pm

The Strand Bookstore, New York

Geoff Dyer, Nikil Saval, and Jenny Davidson: Raymond Williams’ Politics and Letters

Join writers Geoff Dyer, Nikil Saval, and Jenny Davidson for a discussion on the legacy of Raymond Williams, and the new edition of Politics and Letters, published with a new introduction by Geoff. For more information click here. The Strand Bookstore is at 828 Broadway (at 12th Street), New York.

28 -29 March

Stalking the Essay Conference, New York

Geoff will be taking part in this two-day conference hosted by the Writing Program at Columbia University School of the Arts and organized by the Director of Nonfiction, Phillip Lopate. The conference is free and open to the public. For more information click here. The conference will take place at The Italian Academy, 1161 Amsterdam Avenue, New York.

For more information click here.

31 March, 7pm

Michael Ondaatje, Harry Ransome Center, Austin, Texas

Geoff will be interviewing the acclaimed novelist and poet Michael Ondaatje. Although he is best known as a novelist, Ondaatje’s work also encompasses poetry, memoir, and film. His Booker Prize–winning novel The English Patient was adapted into an Academy Award–winning film. His other works include his memoir Running in the Family, four collections of poetry, the non-fiction book The Conversations: Walter Murch and the Art of Editing Film, and his novels In the Skin of a Lion, Anil’s Ghost, Divisadero, and The Cat’s Table.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information click here.

8 April, 7-8pm

World Affairs Council, Dallas, Texas

Geoff will be talking about his book Another Great Day at Sea and signing books. For more information click here.

11 April

San Antonio Book Festival, San Antonio, Texas

Geoff will be speaking at the San Antonio Book Festival. For more information click here.

14 April

Literary Death Match, Austin, Texas

Geoff will be a judge at the Literary Death Match taking place at The North Door in Austin. For more information click here.

5 March, 7.30pm

Under the Covers: Alex Clark in Conversation with Geoff Dyer

House of St Barnabas, Soho, London

Geoff will be talking to journalist Alex Clark about his work and inspirations.
Doors will open at 6:30pm for the event start at 7:30pm.
For more information about the event and tickets, click here.

6 March

Idler Lunch at the Union Club, Soho, London

Geoff will be in conversation with Idler editor Tom Hodgkinson, discussing his latest book, Another Great Day at Sea about life on a US warship, and Out of Sheer Rage in which he charts his own dissent into indecision and distraction while trying to write about D.H. Lawrence. Join him over lunch at the Union Club in London. Click here for more information.

31 October – 9 November

Singapore Writers Festival

Geoff Dyer will be participating at the Singapore Writers Festival. For more information about the festival click here.

17-21 September

Open Book Festival, Cape Town, South Africa

Geoff Dyer will be participating at the Open Book Festival in Cape Town. For more information about the festival click here.

20-22 June

Nantucket Book Festival

Geoff Dyer will be participating in various events at the Nantucket Book Festival. Don’t miss the opening night event where he will be talking about reading in the writer’s life.

For more information about the festival click here.

Thursday 26 June, 7.15-9pm

Los Angeles Public Library, Mark Taper Auditorium

ALOUD: How I Turned into the Writer I Am Not: Geoff Dyer in conversation with Howard A. Rodman

‘The work of British writer Geoff Dyer is frequently classified as “unclassifiable;” his writing is wildly eclectic, yet gorgeously coherent. His new book, Another Great Day at Sea—about life on an American aircraft carrier—is at the same time a travelogue, unerring social observation, and honed comedy. Zona, his meditation on the film Stalker, by Russian director Andrei Tarkovsky, was supposed to be a book about tennis; his book about D.H. Lawrence, Out of Sheer Rage, is essentially about not writing a book about D.H. Lawrence; and Yoga for People Who Can’t Be Bothered to Do It is definitely not a self-help book. Rodman and Dyer will attempt to account for the “singular restlessness” of Dyer’s writing, while happily digressing on other subjects.

Howard A. Rodman is Professor of Screenwriting, USC School of Cinematic Arts.

The event is free but reservations are recommended. Click here to find out more.

Friday 11 July, 10am-5pm

Birkbeck, School of Arts, University of London

Colours of Memory: an International Conference on the Writing of Geoff Dyer

A conference will be held dedicated to the writing of Geoff Dyer — novelist, essayist, art and photography critic and travel writer. Particular attention will be given to the place of photography and of photographic criticism in Dyer’s work. Geoff Dyer will be in attendance throughout the day and for a Q&A session at the end of proceedings.

For more information about the conference click here.

1-3 August

Byron Bay Writers’ Festival, Australia

Geoff Dyer will be participating at the Byron Bay Writers’ Festival. For more information about the festival click here.

Sunday, 3 August, 5.30pm

Meet Geoff Dyer: Presented by the Brisbane Powerhouse and the Byron Bay Writers’ Festival

Geoff Dyer will be talking about his works at the Brisbane Powerhouse. For more information about the event, and to purchase tickets, click here.

May 2014

Wednesday 28 May, 7pm

The Tabernacle, London

5×15 Presents an evening with Geoff Dyer and Alain de Botton

The most genre-defying, sharpest and wittiest voice in literature, Geoff Dyer is joined in conversation by Alain de Botton to talk about Dyer’s new book Another Great Day at Sea.

Doors 6.15pm Show starts 7pm

For tickets click here.

Thursday 29 May, 8pm

Topping & Company Bookseller, Bath

Geoff Dyer on his new book Another Great Day at Sea

Geoff Dyer discusses life on board the USS George H W Bush, one of the world’s largest aircraft carriers.

To purchase tickets which admit you to the event and also give you a deposit against the full price of the book featured at the event, click here.

Friday 30 May, 8.30pm

Hay Festival, Good Energy Stage, Hay-on-Wye

Geoff Dyer talks about his new book Another Great Day at Sea

Geoff Dyer discusses life on board the USS George H W Bush aircraft carrier.

This is a FREE but ticketed event. To book tickets click here.

June 2014

Monday 2 June, 7-8.30pm

The Seattle Public Library, Microsoft Auditorium, Level 1, Seattle

Geoff Dyer discusses his new book Another Great Day at Sea

Geoff Dyer chronicles two weeks as writer-in-residence on an American aircraft carrier in his new book Another Great Day at Sea: Life Aboard the USS George H W Bush. He will also talk about two of his recently published novels, The Color of Memory and The Search.

This event is free and open to the public. Tickets and reservations are not required. Parking is available in the Central Library garage for $5 after 5 p.m. Doors will open at 6:30 pm.

Tuesday 3 June, 7.30pm

Powells Bookstore, Portland, Oregon

Geoff Dyer on Another Great Day at Sea

Geoff Dyer will discuss his new book about his time as writer in residence on the USS George H W Bush aircraft carrier. He will also talk about two of his recently published novels, The Color of Memory and The Search.

Wednesday 4 June, 7pm

Epicenter, Hotel Rex, 562 Sutter Street, San Francisco

Geoff Dyer discusses his new book Another Great Day at Sea

Geoff Dyer will be in conversation with journalist Chris Colin about his new non-fiction book Another Great Day at Sea. He will also talk about two of his recently published novels: The Color of Memory and The Search.

Reserve tickets here (suggested donations).

Thursday 5 June, 7pm

Diesel, Oakland, CA

Geoff Dyer on his new books Another Great Day at Sea, The Color of Memory, and The Search

For more information about the event click here.

Tuesday 10 June, 7-9pm

New York Public Library, NYC

LIVE from the NYPL: Geoff Dyer | Paul Holdengräber

A writer whose work defies easy categorization, Geoff Dyer recounts tales from Another Great Day at Sea, his new book on the complexities of life on board a U.S. aircraft carrier.

For more information about this event at the New York Public Library and to purchase tickets click here.

Wednesday 11 June, 7.30pm

Word, Jersey City

Geoff Dyer on Another Great Day at Sea, The Color of Memory and The Search

Geoff Dyer will be talking about life on board a U.S. aircraft carrier, the subject of his new non-fiction book, Another Great Day at Sea, and his newly published novels, The Color of Memory and The Search.

For more information about this event at the Word Bookstore click here.

Thursday 12 June, 7pm

Politics and Prose, Washington DC

Geoff Dyer on Another Great Day at Sea, The Color of Memory and The Search

Geoff Dyer discusses his newly published novels, The Color of Memory and The Search, and his new non-fiction book, Another Great Day at Sea, about life on board a U.S. aircraft carrier.

For more information about this event at Politics and Prose click here.

April 2014

12 April, 3.30pm

Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, Taper Hall (TH101)

The Facts of Fiction; The Fiction of Fact
Geoff Dyer and Ruth Ozeki will be discussing their work with David L Ulin at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books.

11 April, 8.30pm

Literary Death Match

Largo at the Coronet, 366 N. La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles
Geoff will be taking part in the Literary Death Match in celebration of the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. 4 authors read their own work for 7 minutes or less. They’re judged by 3 all-star judges who respond (often comedically) to the work before choosing 2 finalists to compete in the LDM finale, a vaguely literary game (think Pin the Mustache on Hemingway) to decide the ultimate champion.

January 2014

17-21 January

Jaipur Literature Festival

Diggi House, Sawai Ram Singh Road, Jaipur, India
Geoff will be appearing at the Jaipur Literature Festival. Visit the festival website for more information.

November 2013

26 November, 7pm

Geoff Dyer and Ben Lerner at McNally Jackson Books

52 Prince Street, New York City, NY 10012
What are the limits of writing about looking? And what are the difficulties of depicting images in fiction? What is the encounter between fiction and the contemporary art world? Join Ben Lerner and Geoff Dyer (Out (of sheer) rageous) for readings and a discussion. It’s time to get excited about ekphrasis! For more information visit McNally’s website.

17-24 November

Miami Book Fair International

Geoff will be at the Miami Book Fair. The event schedule will be announced on 1 November. For more information visit the festival website.

Monday 18 November, 8.15pm

Geoff Dyer & Joe Sacco at the 92Y

Buttenwieser Hall, Lexington Avenue at 92nd St, New York
Geoff Dyer’s The Missing of the Somme “captures an image of the whole of England acting as one great grieving and commemorative and self-flattering consciousness in the wake of the war,” wrote Jonathan Lethem. Graphic journalist Joe Sacco’s new book is The Great War, a wordless depiction of the first day of the Battle of the Somme. His “intensively researched and reported stories told through text and illustrations are deeply humane, disturbing portraits of war, oppression and sectarian tension,” wrote Bookforum.

For more information and to purchase tickets visit 92Y‘s website.

Wednesday 13 November, 6.30pm

Aperture Gallery and Bookstore

547 West 27th Street, New York
Join Aperture and Geoff Dyer for a conversation on John Berger and his writings on photography, with panelists Christophe Agou, Wendy Lesser and Lawrence Weschler. The panel is presented in conjunction with Aperture’s new book Understanding a Photograph, the first collection of Berger’s writings on the subject. Edited and with an introduction by Dyer, the book includes previously uncollected pieces written for exhibitions or catalogs, discussing a wide range of artists—from Henri Cartier-Bresson to Jitka Hanzlová. This event is free for students with I.D. and members of Aperture at the $75 level and above.

Tuesday 12 November, 10pm

Spoonbill & Sugartown, Booksellers

Bedford Avenue, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Geoff will be doing a late-ish night event at Spoonbill & Sugartown, Booksellers in Williamsburg, reading from and discussing his work. Seating is limited; admission is free. Contact: Miles Bellamy, 718-387-7322 or sugar@spoonbillbooks.com

October 2013

Saturday, 26 October, 10-11am

The Texas Book Festival

Austin, Texas (Capitol Auditorium Room E1.004)
Geoff will be at the Texas Book Festival in Austin discussing his recent book Zona about Tarkovsky’s film Stalker.

Wednesday, 9 October, 7-9 pm

The Powerhouse Arena (Dumbo)

37 Main Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Geoff will be in conversation with John Freeman on the publication of Freeman’s new book How to Read a Novelist which collects 55 of his interviews with novelists such as Norman Mailer, David Foster Wallace; the Nobel laureates Doris Lessing, Mo Yan, and Günter Grass; John Irving, Toni Morrison and Philip Roth. For more information and to book tickets click here.

11 October, 7.30pm

36th Annual Literary Festival, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA

Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts
Geoff is taking part in the 36th Annual Literary Festival at Old Dominion University. Visit the festival website for more details.

18 October, 7.30pm

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis

Walker Cinema
Geoff will read excerpts of his book, Zona: A Book About a Film About a Journey to a Room, a study of Andrei Tarkovsky’s film Stalker, as sections of the film play silently on the screen. Geoff will take a departure from conventional ideas of criticism as he talks about the film and the part it has played in his life. As he says, “it’s not just one of the greatest films of all time, but one of the greatest works of art.” He will sign copies after a Q&A following the reading. Program length: 90 minutes. For more details visit Walker Art Center’s website.

September 2013

Tuesday, 24 September, 6.30 pm

New School, New York

Klein Conference Room (Room A510), Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall 66 West 12th Street
Geoff will be talking about his work as part of the New School’s Nonfiction Forum. The event will be moderated by Brenda Wineapple. Tickets are $5. For more information visit the Nonfiction Forum.

August 2013

13-15 August

Shanghai Book Fair

See local press for venues and times
Geoff will be speaking at the Shanghai Book Fair.

16 August

Hangzhou

See local press for venues and times
Geoff will be participating in ‘Green Tea Time’, followed by an evening reading with Chen Danyan and others, and a book signing.

18 August

Beijing

See local press for venues and times
Geoff will be in Beijing talking about music and literature, followed by a book signing.

July 2013

15 July, 7.30pm

Shakespeare & Co

37, Rue de la Bucherie, Paris 75005
Geoff will be reading at Shakespeare & Co. For more information visit the bookshop’s website.

3-7 July

Paraty International Literary Festival

Paraty, Brazil
Geoff will be taking part at this year’s FLIP in Brazil. For more information visit the festival website.

June 2013

17-21 June

The Worlds Literature Festival

Norwich, UK
Geoff will be participating in the Worlds Literature Festival, Norwich, UK. For more information visit the festival website.

6-9 June

The Istanbul International Art and Culture Festival – Istancool

Istanbul, Turkey
Geoff will be taking part in The Istanbul International Art and Culture Festival-Istancool. For more information visit the festival website.

May 2013

21 May, 7.30pm

Deltona Library Auditorium, Florida

Deltona, 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.

March 2013

5-9 March

Emirates Airline Festival of Literature

Dubai
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.

1-3 March

Tokyo International Literary Festival

Tokyo, Japan
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.

February 2013

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.

1-3 February

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.

January 2013

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.

October 2012

2 October, 7pm

Englert Theatre

Iowa City

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).

July 2012

19-22 July

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.

June 2012

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.

Books

From “one of our most original writers” (Kathryn Schulz, New York magazine) comes an expansive and exacting book—firmly grounded, but elegant, witty, and always inquisitive—about travel, unexpected awareness, and the questions we ask when we step outside ourselves.

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Forewords & Afterwords

Geoff Dyer introduces this survey of Jacob Holdt’s photographs of America in the 1970s.

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As Editor

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.

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