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June 2022

Hay Festival, Wales, UK

June 5 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Writer Geoff Dyer sets his own encounter with middle age against the last days and achievements of writers, painters, athletes and musicians who have mattered to him throughout his life. He examines Friedrich Nietzsche’s breakdown in Turin, Bob Dylan’s reinventions of old songs, JW Turner’s paintings of abstracted light, John Coltrane’s cosmic melodies, Jean Rhys’ return from the dead (while still alive) and Beethoven’s final quartets. Oh, and there’s stuff about Roger Federer and tennis, too. For more information click…

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May 2022

Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA

May 26 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

In his latest book, Geoff Dyer turns his well-honed wit and sharp-edged wisdom to the consideration of endings. Taking a closer look at endings of significant events in life, and even life itself, Dyer in conversation with Sameer Pandya, assistant professor in the Department of Asian American Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, examines the achievements of writers, painters, musicians, and athletes that have meant something to him as he approaches "late middle age." With his signature playful…

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Hammer Museum, Los Angeles Some Favorite Writers: Geoff Dyer

May 24 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Celebrated writer Geoff Dyer returns with The Last Days of Roger Federer, an extended meditation on late style and last works from "one of our greatest living critics" (Kathryn Schulz, New York). For more information click HERE.

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Greenlight Bookstore, Fort Greene, Brooklyn

May 19 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Geoff Dyer presents The Last Days of Roger Federer In conversation with Sam Lipsyte When artists and athletes age, what happens to their work? Does it ripen or rot? Achieve a new serenity or succumb to an escalating torment? As our bodies decay, how do we keep on? Acclaimed author of Out of Sheer Rage and "one of our greatest living critics" (Kathryn Schulz, New York) Geoff Dyer considers these questions in his newest book, The Last Days of Roger…

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McNally Jackson, Brooklyn

May 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Book Launch: Geoff Dyer Presents The Last Days of Roger Federer: And Other Endings, in conversation with Jeremy Denk When artists and athletes age, what happens to their work? Does it ripen or rot? Achieve a new serenity or succumb to an escalating torment? As our bodies decay, how do we keep on? In this beguiling meditation, Geoff Dyer sets his own encounter with late middle age against the last days and last works of writers, painters, footballers, musicians, and…

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Austin Central Library, Austin, Texas

May 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Ranging from Friedrich Nietzsche and the Doors to the nineteenth-century Alps and back, Dyer’s book on last things is also a book about how to go on living with art and beauty—and on the entrancing effect and sudden illumination that an Art Pepper solo or Annie Dillard reflection can engender in even the most jaded and ironic sensibilities. Praised by Steve Martin for his “hilarious tics” and by Tom Bissell as “perhaps the most bafflingly great prose writer at work…

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Prairie Lights Virtual – Zoom, Iowa City

May 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Geoff Dyer for a reading and conversation to celebrate the release of his new book The Last Days of Roger Federer . For more information click HERE.

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Bay Area Book Festival – The End of Everything: Geoff Dyer and David Thomson on Aging and Other Disasters

May 8 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Few writers make us laugh–and think–as much as “effortlessly erudite” (The Boston Globe) polymath and self-described “malcontent” Geoff Dyer, whose dizzying scope of knowledge and passion ranges from jazz to photography to cinema to yoga to visual art…we could go on. His new book, The Last Days of Roger Federer: And Other Endings, examines the waning years of minds (and lives) as brilliantly restless and singular as his own: from tennis legend Federer to Bob Dylan to Nietzsche, and more.…

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RMWF Writers Series, Rancho Mirage, CA

May 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Geoff Dyer will be discussing his new book The Last Days of Roger Federer, a beguiling meditation, in which he sets his own encounter with late middle age against the last days and last works of writers, painters, footballers, musicians and tennis stars. This event will be live streaming. For more information click HERE.

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May 2021

Skylight Books Online Event

10th May 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Geoff Dyer has been writing about photography for thirty years, and See/Saw, a tour de force of visual scrutiny and stylistic flair, gathers his lively, engaged criticism over the course of a decade. A rich addition to Dyer’s The Ongoing Moment, and heir to Roland Barthes’s Camera Lucida, Susan Sontag’s On Photography, and John Berger’s Understanding a Photograph, See/Saw shows how a photograph can simultaneously record and invent the world, revealing a brilliant seer at work. It is a paean…

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