Other Writing

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At some point we hope to be able to provide a list of Geoff’s uncollected writings from magazines and journals over the last twenty years. For the moment, though, we’re taking a year zero approach starting 13 April 2011.

Geoff has started writing a monthly column, Reading Life, for the New York Times Book Review. The first appeared on 22 July 2011:

Reading Life: An Academic Author’s Unintentional Masterpiece

And here’s the second NY Times Book Review column, published on 26 August 2011:

Reading Life: What We Do to Books



Symposium on Live Music in The Threepenny Review, Fall 2011

Crusing for Tennis Partners

New York Times, 24 August 2011


Geoff Dyer: The most beautiful game
Prospect, 25 May 2011

Geoff Dyer: Poles Apart – Notes from a Pilgrimage
The New Yorker, 18 April, 2011


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

In 1922, F. Scott Fitzgerald announced his decision to write “something new–something extraordinary and beautiful and simple + intricately patterned.” That extraordinary, beautiful, intricately patterned, and above all, simple novel […]

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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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