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Geoff Dyer Q & A

In The Hindu Tishani Doshi has a Q & A with author Geoff Dyer. Among his responses: The real issue for me is not whether it's true or untrue in accordance with what actually happened. But it's to do with form and the expectation of what people give to a certain form.

Jane Smiley on Geoff Dyer: hard to take but worth the attempt

"Stories don't interest me," Geoff Dyer told the Huffington Post in 2014. That this is true is evident in his new collection of essays, "White Sands." Which doesn't mean that "White Sands" isn't a good read, because it is. You must, however, get used to Dyer's tone, which is persnickety and unenthusiastic....

Too-Familiar Tune: Pentagon Plans to Boost Europe Budget to Counter Russia

The Pentagon wants to dramatically increase the funding of its European Reassurance Initiative (ERI) under the too-familiar pretext of protecting its European allies from the non-existent Moscow threat or, as Geoff Dyer put it, "to send a message to Russia."

Will Greece Tilt Toward Moscow?

Geoff Dyer in the Financial Times wonders if Greece will tilt toward Russia if it defaults on its debts and is bailed out by Vladimir Putin. As Washington tries to maintain a united western front in support of sanctions on Russia over...Show More Summary

Vintage ping pong snapshots

11 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Magnum photographer Alec Soth and writers Pico Iyer and Geoff Dyer, all Ping Pong fans, compiled a neat little book of vernacular photos related to ping pong. Read the rest

The Book Report Episode 14: ‘But Beautiful’ by Geoff Dyer

Rejected as a musical accompaniment for this episode: Mike's original jazz composition, "In a Bookish Mood," performed entirely on the kazoo and theremin, two instruments Mike does not know how to play.

Windham Campbell prizes go to Geoff Dyer, Teju Cole, others

The nine recipients of the 2015 Windham Campbell Prizes were announced Tuesday morning. Each writer will receive a $150,000 prize.

Cuba Policy; China (Trade-Biotech); and, the Ag Economy- Thursday

Cuba Policy Geoff Dyer and Marc Frank reported yesterday at The Financial Times Online that, “The US is to open talks with Cuba about establishing full diplomatic relations and reopening an embassy in Havana, potentially bringing to an end more than five decades of hostility and one of the last vestiges of the Cold War. “The […]

25 Insights on Becoming a Better Writer

We round up 25 nuggets of writing wisdom from Kurt Vonnegut, Margaret Atwood, Joyce Carol Oates, Augusten Burroughs, Geoff Dyer, Steven Pressfield, and more....

Another Great Day at Sea by Geoff Dyer

Clinton Crockett Peters reviews Another Great Day at Sea by Geoff Dyer today in Rumpus Books.


A few days ago, our own Kaulie Lewis pointed readers to a LARB essay about Geoff Dyer, which nicely complimented a piece about the author our own Mark O’Connell wrote for Slate back in June. Now, at Full-Stop, David Burr Gerard suggests that Dyer’s strengths, which worked so well in Jeff in Venice, Death in […]


“Can a conference really transcend its essential conferenceness?” For a conference on Geoff Dyer, that’s the essential question, and the Los Angeles Review of Books has an answer. Pair with Dyer’s Year in Reading and Janet Potter‘s review of Another Great Day at Sea.


Geoff Dyer is fond of taking potshots at literary academics. He devotes considerable time in one of his novels to a professor whose speech at a conference goes off the rails. Which is why it’s odd that, in mid-July, the author showed up at a conference devoted to — what else? — his own work. (It’s […]

The Search review

The most recent addition to the complete review is my review of Geoff Dyer's 1993 novel, The Search, finally brought to the US, by Graywolf. (They also just brought out his first novel, The Colour of Memory, and while my review of that...Show More Summary

Shorties (Geoff Dyer Interviewed, A Courtney Barnett In-Studio Performance, and more)

The Los Angeles Review of Books podcast interviewed author Geoff Dyer. Singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett visited The Current studio for an interview and live performance. Interview magazine interviewed author Emma Straub. Pretty Much Amazing and the Toronto Sun listed their best...

Shorties (Books Referenced in This Season's Orange Is the New Black, The Best Country Songs About Fathers, and more)

BuzzFeed listed all the books referenced on season two of Orange Is the New Black. Rolling Stone shared the best country music songs about fathers. The Rumpus interviewed author Geoff Dyer. Jazz drummers remembered their percussionist fathers at A Blog...

A Fantastically Charming Essayist Reads from his Latest

2 years agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Geoff Dyer is a fantastic essayist. He’s probably known best for his funny, smart collection Yoga for People Who Can’t Be Bothered to Do It, but he’ll forever hold a place in my heart for.. KEEP READING > >

Into the Sublime: On Geoff Dyer’s Another Great Day at Sea

A unique and compelling stylist, and a charming reporter, Dyer seems to have an absolute bang-up time on this assignment, and it’s a pleasure to go along with him.

Translating World To Word

by Jessie Roberts Kathryn Schulz raves about Geoff Dyer’s writing prowess, calling him “one of our greatest living critics” and “one of our most original writers—always out there beyond literary Mach 1, breaking the how-things-usually-sound barrier“: [T]he essential fact about Dyer’s nonfiction is that it works beautifully when it shouldn’t work at all. Some of […]

Naming Names

by Jessie Roberts Oliver Farry considers how a writer’s name can make or break his fortune: Geoff Dyer is finding himself being shadowed, in a manner akin to Poe’s William Wilson, by another Geoff Dyer, the Financial Times’ Beijing bureau chief, whose books on contemporary China have no doubt snared a few unsuspecting buyers on Amazon. […]

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